Odin Tonearm Cable
The tiny signal levels produced by todays high-quality phono cartridges (often with an output around 1000 times smaller than a typical CD player) require special handling if their superb but fragile musical qualities are not to suffer irreparable damage. The capacitance of the leads used to transfer these signals is particularly critical, requiring a dedicated cable solution if the full majesty of what remains the high-end two-channel source of choice for many listeners, is to deliver its full, musical potential. After all, why go to so much effort reading every last squiggle in an LPs grooves if you are just going to lose that information in your tonearm wiring?
The Odin Tonearm Lead employs four of Nordosts Total Signal Control (TSC) tubes, wrapped round a dedicated earth wire. Specifically dimensioned for optimum performance with low signal levels, the silver-plated solid-core conductors are suspended in a Dual Micro Mono-Filament FEP helix, creating a virtual-air dielectric for minimal signal loss, while the TSC shielding provides the best possible protection from external interference in an increasingly RF polluted environment. And dont just assume that because your tonearm is fitted with RCA output sockets that a conventional interconnect will be acceptable. This close to the front of the signal chain, any compromise is massively magnified, and using anything other than a dedicated tonearm lead between your record player and phono-stage is exactly that a serious compromise.
With so many different connection options available on top-of-the-line tonearms, the Odin Tonearm Lead is available in a wide variety of terminations and configurations. Standard options include straight and right-angled entry IEJ type 5-pin connectors and WBT Silver NextGen RCA plugs, while the connections to the phono-stage are also via WBT Silver NextGens. Balanced configuration and other tonearm terminations are available to special order depending on connector availability. The leads are supplied as 1.25m lengths as standard, but other lengths can also be ordered.