INTERCONNECT CABLES

“The Prodigy is the mid level analogue interconnect in the Neutralis line up. The design philosophy and the standards in manufacturing that are part of the top-line product (The Proto) are maintained. Closer in performance and philosophy to The Proto than The Prodigy results in a superb sounding product of true reference quality. As with all Neutralis products it competes with products way beyond its asking price."

Objective

Designed to have minimal influence on the transmission of the audio signal. Totally handmade; from the first step of polishing the high purity copper conductors to finished product. Can be made to specified lengths.

Ultra low capacitance.

Three things determine capacitance in a cable. They are length, geometry and dielectric material. Neutralis interconnects have ultra low capacitance for the following reasons;
Literal air dielectric is used between the two conductors in the vast majority of the design (Over 90% in this particular design). In the minute areas where air dielectric is not feasible, low dielectric constant materials are used. Even the outer body of the interconnect uses low dielectric constant material.
Spacing between the conductors.

Minimal skin-effect

Skin-effect occurs since the high-frequency currents tend to flow on the outer "skin" of the conductors whereas lower frequencies are more uniform in current distribution across the conductor cross-section. Correct gauge of conductors result in all frequencies flowing more evenly in the conductors, thus minimising skin-effect. Neutralis carefully selects conductor gauge to facilitate optimum frequency response across the spectrum.

Minimal use of form hugging conductor insulation

Form hugging insulation or coatings on conductors are undesirable. The dielectric material stores conductor energy as a type of charge in the same manner as capacitors retain part of the charge even after being discharged. The remaining charge in the dielectric material may be released when it is not desired. This is known as Dielectric Absorption or voltage retention. The higher the dielectric constant of the insulation the more pronounced the problem is. This is detrimental since the latent charge can lead to variance in the amount of energy required to charge the dielectric. Remaining charge can dissipate onto conductors at the incorrect time leading to "smearing" of the audio signal. Neutralis limits form hugging conductor insulation to a tiny fraction of the design. This leads to the Neutralis interconnect being essentially a literal air dielectric device, improving both high and low-frequency micro resolution, focus,dynamics and neutrality.

Specifications

Capacitance per foot: 3.084pF
Inductance per foot: 0.385µH
Max. Cable Diameter: 29mm at Capsule.
RCA Plug Width: 12mm
Min. Inner Bend   Radius: 55mm
Clearance required behind component: 90mm
Conductor Material: High Purity Copper
Primary Dielectric: Literal Air (Over 90%), Virgin Unpigmented PTFE (Remainder)
Neutralis Clarity System: Stage 1
Terminations: RCA and XLR