Phono cartridges can have outputs as little as just a fraction of a millivolt, and yet must be able to convey all of what’s in the vinyl groove to the listener without loss, distortion, the addition of spurious signal artifacts, or noise from environmental RFI/ EMI.
Cartridge performance is also strongly influenced by loading factors, both as provided as options by the phono preamp and as capacitive and inductive reactance inherent to the design of the phono cable making the connection. That’s why having a phono cable that will carry a nearly unchanged signal is absolutely essential for your maximum listening enjoyment, and that’s why RSX offers phono cables at three different performance levels and price points. As compared to other phono cables these are rated ‘Better’, ‘Much Better’, and ‘Best’, in that order. All are constructed using advanced materials and technology and all are recommended to make a clearly audible improvement to the sound of your system. RSX Phono cables are available in 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 m lengths. They come standard with RCA connectors. DIN connectors are available at an additional cost. Other lengths are also available at extra cost.
RSX PRIME™ phono cables open the doorway to better LP sound for any system. They sound better than any other phono cable at or near their price point and deliver outstanding performance with phono cartridges of any kind or output level. They work equally well with either tube or solid-state electronics and are your perfect way to enjoy RSX performance at a modest price.
RSX MAX™ phono cables are a step up from RSX Prime™, for even greater low-level detail, clarity, and freedom from coloration. Move up to RSX MAX™ for imaging, sound staging, and ambiance-retrieval unrivaled by any phono cable other than RSX’s own. To Improve on RSX Prime™, RSX MAX™ adds even better Teflon™-variant fluoropolymer-plus- air dielectric materials and more.
RSX MAX™ phono cables are full ‘Faraday Cage’ shielded, double-grounded, and fitted with special Roger Skoff-designed ultra-low contact mass connectors and matching custom machined trim hardware.
RSX MAX™ phono cables are an easy upgrade to any LP playback system. Buy them to, still affordably, approach the very best sound and listening enjoyment your system can deliver.
RSX™ BEYOND™ phono cables are the very best that designer, Roger Skoff, knows how to make. Given the limits of theory and present-day materials technology, they may very well be the very best phono cables possible, and, without significant new discovery, may remain the standard by which all others are judged for years to come.
Combining all of the features of RSX PRIME™ and RSX MAX™, RSX BEYOND™ phono cables add Roger Skoff-designed connectors with even less contact mass (to minimize self-inductance) and use even higher grade Teflon®-variant fluoropolymer- plus- air dielectric materials. To these are added improved fluoropolymer outer and ‘leg’ jacketing (to reduce capacitive discharge effects),Full Faraday Cage shielding with two-point grounding, custom billet-machined trim parts, and two proprietary final treatments to extract and ensure the very last level of performance.