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In Reply to: RE: Black Rhodium Cables From The U.K. posted by Isaak J. Garvey on July 05, 2017 at 15:20:52
Like many UK audiophile cable brands, there is little talk about UK cables in North America. Black Rhodium Cables' products seem to be well-regarded across the pond, with a loyal customer base.
Thanks for your reply.
What prompted me to give these cables a listen was. story my friend told me about meeting the owner, Graham Nalty, at a hifi shop and was very impressed with him. He told a story of coming second in a cable shoot out with one of the British magazines. He took a look at the winning cable and determined the Eichmann Bullet Plug was a superior connector to what he was using, and had Eichmann make a custom plug for him to his proprietary specifications. This showed a lack of ego and the willingness to see where competitors have superior design.
They also publish a an "11 Step" cable buying guide which I found impressive in that they do not promote any proprietary designs and urge audiophiles to educate themselves about the basics of what goes into constructing of an audio cable, manufacturing techniques, and electrical properties.
Lastly, they urge folks not to rely just on recommendations and ultimately make the decision themselves, through listening, and not also not to put to much stock in reviews. They tell a story of how one of their cables wins cable of the year in one publications but was called junk in another.
I'm listening to a pair of Tannoy Mercury M1 5-1/4" 2-ways (along with an 8" Canadian-made Mirage active subwoofer) in my computer workstation at this time.
I fully enjoy the little talked about (in North America) old school paper + soft dome British Tannoy loudspeakers. Very musical; not analytical.
Tannoy makes superbly enjoyable speakers.
To me, something in the hobby went very wrong when we have to use
the term "musical" to describe a product positively. I blame mostly the hifi magazines.
It's useful to have distinctive sonic signatures to identify, with a wide-range of musical vs. analytical listening characteristics to choose from.
Most audio gear tends to present a sonic signature somewhere between the two descriptors. PRAT vs. resolution is something to consider when evaluating changes within a system.
PRAT is all about natural dynamics, while resolution is not necessarily engaging from a physical POV in terms of "boogie factor".
PRAT has little to do with dynamics (soft to loud). It is what it says it is: Pace, Rythm and Timing.
The notion of Pace, Rhythm and Timing (some consider PRAT as Pace, Rhythm, Acceleration, Timing) has to do with "boogie factor" which is a physical response to music. PRAT is based on a sense of propulsion and rhythmic drive which has everything to to with dynamics. It's the toe tapping aspect of an audio system.
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