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Including beryllium / tellurium copper...

...as base metals, including unplated beryllium copper connectors, with much greater rigidity and milling qualities vs. pure copper. Pure copper is a notably soft metal with poor spring-like qualities that affect signal integrity and vibration control ability. Rhodium and those in the rhodium family (rhodium, platinum, palladium, etc.) as a conductor is rather poor, but the hardness/rigidity, and low-oxide layer interface provides a very special sense of tonality and PRAT that is identifiable as an audio flavor, apart from the sonic signature of the higher-conductivity base metal involved. The most notable example of this is the rhodium over silver plating over a lower-conductivity eutectic brass base metal that Cardas Audio originated, and also inspired others such as Oyaide. Any type of I/O connection interface can make a profound impact on the presentation of system from a customized system tuning POV, which is why cabling and vibration control topics are my primary audiophile interests.

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