New Top Cables from TARA Labs
new Evolution cables comprise three distinct lines that include interconnects, speaker
cables and two power cords. All share certain core design principles, chief among them the
air-tube/air-dielectric concept first used in the company's Air-series interconnects, and
"remarkably low capacitance" for extended high-frequency extension.
The Air Evolution interconnects and
speaker cables use the multi-lumen air-tube concept invented by TARA Labs in 1986.
However, the Evolution interconnect is remarkably flexible. The next level in the
Evolution series is the Zero Evolution interconnect and Omega Evolution speaker cables.
The Zero Evolution uses a displaced and Floating Shield design together with an HFX
Floating Ground Station to provide greater absorption of RFI/EMI and "vanishingly low
background noise." Finally, the Grandmaster Evolution interconnects have greater
displacement between the shield and the conductors within the cable. This further reduces
RFI/EMI noise in the shield, for "a truly silent, black noise floor." Each
positive and negative run of the Grandmaster Evolution speaker cables is very large,
comprising eight conductor groupings helixed around Teflon air tubes for a total of 288
conductors per channel. It is "easily able to transfer high voltage and current for
effective and powerful bass frequencies, but with the ability to transfer delicate and
extended high-frequency information."
by The Audio Beat |
November 20, 2014
Prices for the new Evolution-series cables
vary by type and model. They are:
Air Evolution interconnects,
Air Evolution, $4200/eight-foot pair.
Zero Evolution, $18,000/meter pair.
Omega Evolution, $32,000/eight-foot pair.
Omega Evolution AC, $12,000/six-foot
Grandmaster Evolution, $28,000/meter pair.
Grandmaster Evolution, $42,000/eight-foot
- Grandmaster Evolution AC, $16,000/six-foot length.