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RE: Black Rhodium Cables From The U.K.

I'm rather with Isaak over this.

Wire is wire - made from good quality copper, maybe with silver coating. Nothing new here. It comes in very thin strands to single core - nothing new here. So what is the R&D cost? One has to choose the best combination of copper / silver, strand thickness and number of strands - and none of this is expensive. That's hardly rocket science and needs little R&D expenditure as there's nothing new in these decisions.

Then there's the covering to the bare cable - what it's made of, what thickness, whether to use a screen, etc. Again, it's all been done before - 1000 times. Some makers do it right some don't. If a new company wants to make a nice cable without huge R&D costs, he just copies and existing design - same materials, different colour and packaging - no real R&D and no one could claim patent as the materials are widely available to all - and none of the materials is really costly.

Cable making is hugely profitable and unjustifiably so - in my view.

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