The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Award 2013
We are proud to introduce our first phono cable. The “Amphora”, constructed of pure fine silver conductors with silver RCA terminations. Optional Rhodium plated DIN termination with a Teflon body set within a nonmagnetic stainless steel housing are available. In a "Light Suspension" cable the possibility of creating vibration is reduced by an optional thin litz tail to the DIN connectors.
All EnKlein cables are extremely low mass, the Amphora is the lightest cable we have engineered. The importance of mass and the conduction of mechanical energy have been overlooked within the industry.
The “Stiletto” construct is derived from the stage 2 assembly used in the Zephyr and Prairie Fire interconnects. The thin film shield and sacrificial ground of 99.999% oxygen free copper configuration creates a passive damper for extremely low capacitance and reactance, targeting the preservation of signals from a broad range of cartridges including extremely low output cartridges. The Stiletto design was demonstrated at CES 2012 to the delight of many, with a 0.2 mV cartridge.
The accessories kit contains detachable grounds to support true mono block phono stages. When a ground is not needed, removing the ground lead reduces clutter.
The Amphora exhibits a low noise floor revealing intimate full range detail, concise decay, controlled lower octaves and like all EnKlein cables; pace, dynamics, imaging, and natural tonality.