TARA LABS EVOLUTION SERIES CABLES NEW GENERATION 3 RECTANGULAR CONDUCTOR


TARA Labs, Inc. has just announced the introduction of its Generation 3 Rectangular Solid Core® conductor, to be used exclusively in its state-of-the-art interconnect cables. 

TARA Labs claims that the Gen 3 conductor has an increased bandwidth or high-frequency extension that makes it unrivalled in important test measurements and listening tests.

TARA Labs’ Vice President of Product Design, Matthew Bond, said that the new Gen 3 conductor has the same current-carrying capability of a 28 gauge conductor but has the high frequency linearity of a 40 gauge conductor. Matthew Bond explains why this is possible. “In a conductor with a rectangular profile, there is a huge reduction of ‘flux-linkage’ or ‘coupling’ of electromagnetic lines of force. These lines of force are created as the signal (music) passes through any conductor.” Bond said further, “In a round conductor there is a large center that tends to roll-off or attenuate much more of the high frequency information … this does not happen in a Rectangular Solid Core® conductor”.

According to Matthew Bond, the new Gen 3 Rectangular Solid Core® conductor is smaller than the current Gen 2 conductor used in most of TARA Labs’ audio cables. Bond says that the Gen 3 conductor is about 66% of the size of the Gen 2 conductor, and that it is Super-Annealed™ to increase its conductivity. Both the Gen 2 conductor and the smaller Gen 3 conductor are said to be Eight-Nines™ pure copper, which is 99.999999% pure. TARA Labs’ trademarks for this technology are 8N™ and SA-OF8N ®. SA-OF8N means Super Annealed – Oxygen Free 8 Nines copper. According to Bond, the term ‘annealing’ refers to the method whereby a conductor can be made softer and more conductive.

Grandmaster Evolution Interconnect


Key features include the following:

Newly designed, exclusive Generation 3 conductors for transfer of delicate high frequency information and fine detail. Only available in Grandmaster Evolution Interconnect.

Large diameter Interconnect designed to reduce shield to conductor Capacitance for lowest possible noise floor and contrast of micro-detail and micro-dynamics. 

Includes connection adapters for limited connector spacing on rear of some system components.

The ZERO Evolution Interconnect Cable


In 1998, TARA Labs began the project that would lead to the introduction of the most extreme audio cable, the TARA Labs ZERO Interconnect. In the years that followed the ZERO Interconnect received the highest praise from reviewers all over the world.

Now, the new Evolution Series from TARA Labs is truly beyond belief. It is quite simply the new watershed in the art and science of audio cable design. The Evolution Series is in a class of its own, beyond all other audio cable products in the history of the audio industry worldwide.

The ZERO Evolution Interconnect uses a new extruded air-tube concept invented by TARA Labs. This new air-tube concept is similar to that used in the ZERO Interconnects and the AIR Series Interconnects originally developed in 1986. However, the ZERO Evolution Interconnect is remarkably flexible. The Rectangular Solid Core® conductors are soft-annealed, eight-nines copper. They are polished by hand in Ashland Oregon, and fitted into the small holes, or galleries that run the length of the interconnect cable. The conductors are coated with a proprietary liquid that prevents any oxidation of the conductor.

As with the ZERO Gold, the TARA Labs ZERO Evolution Interconnect comes with a limited Life-Time warranty. Note that no ZERO Gold Interconnects have ever been returned for product failure.

The ZERO Evolution Interconnect uses the same displaced and Floating Shield design together with an HFX Ground system for the absorption of RF/EMI, and a vanishingly low background noise.

Incredibly, the new ZERO Evolution Interconnect boasts a remarkably low capacitance figure of just 2.5 pF per foot (Conductor to conductor).

So, if you do the math, the new Evolution Interconnect has a High Frequency bandwidth that is more than 300% greater than any other high-end cable manufacturer in the world.

The results are phenomenal! No audio interconnect in history has achieved this level of performance. You can expect to hear greater dynamic contrast, resolution of fine detail and a more lifelike reproduction than ever before.

The Zero Evolution with HFX Floating Ground Station System


The new Zero Evolution is another remarkable breakthrough in cutting edge technology and design from TARA Labs. The Zero Evolution design supersedes the Zero Gold with a 75% increase in bandwidth, in addition to an incredible 2.5pf, resulting in a vanishingly low noise floor that creates the widest dynamic range possible. Our SA-OF8N 99.999999% inline polished conductors uses our new proprietary Liquid-film™ dielectric. The Zero Evolution also includes our new flexible air-tube technology and design. This results in a sound that reveals fine nuances of attack, sustain and delay, and is extremely revealing of subtle high-frequency detail. The listening experience is described as holographic and lifelike.

Zero Evolution design supersedes the Zero Gold with a 75% increase in bandwidth
RCA torque-lock / XLR
Anti-corrosion coated SA-OF8N copper shield
RSC Gen 2 conductors
Teflon and Aero-PE filaments ensure complete air dielectric construction
Controlled spacing of conductor to conductor geometry produces record low interconnect capacitance of 2.5pf (pico-farads)
Controlled geometry for stable electrical characteristics
Extremely revealing with subtle high-frequency detail 
All new flexible air-tube technology and design
SA-OF8N inline polished conductors with TARA Labs proprietary Liquid-film™ dielectric
Break through design and technology delivers an incredible listening experience
Extremely low noise floor creates the widest dynamic range that reveals extremely fine nuances of fast attack, sustain and decay

The Grandmaster Evolution Interconnect with “Dual Mono-block” HFX Floating Ground Station System


The Grandmaster Evolution Series from TARA Labs is truly beyond belief. It is quite simply the new watershed in the art and science of audio cable design. The Evolution Series is in a class of its own, beyond all other audio cable products in the history of the audio industry worldwide.

The Grandmaster Evolution Interconnect uses the same multi-lumen air-tube concept invented by TARA Labs as used in the ZERO Interconnects and the AIR Series Interconnects originally developed in 1986. However, the Evolution Interconnect is remarkably flexible.

The Evolution Interconnect uses the same displaced and Floating Shield design together with a new Dual Mono-Block HFX Ground system with greater absorption of RF/EMI and a vanishingly low background noise.

Incredibly, the new Grandmaster Evolution Interconnect boasts a remarkably low capacitance figure of just 2 pF per foot. This means that the new Evolution has a High Frequency bandwidth that is more than 300% greater than any other high-end cable in the world. 

The most advanced air-tube technology and design
All new proprietary “dual mono-block” floating ground station (HFX) and floating shield system
Controlled spacing of conductor to conductor geometry, produces record low interconnect capacitance of a mere 2 pf (picofarads)
Additionally the conductor to shield capacitance is remarkably low so the EMI/RFI coupling from the shield to conductors is negated
The outer shield is expanded and spaced away from the conductors to such a degree that the background noise is at an all-time low
Two layers of anti-corrosion coated SA-OF8N copper shield
Compared to the Zero Evolution, The Grandmaster Evolution has a larger, more complex system of Teflon and Aero-PE filaments that ensure a complete air dielectric system.
The most revealing and lifelike presentation possible
Compared to the Zero Evolution, The Grandmaster Evolution has a high-frequency bandwidth that is 50% greater, with a stunning low level of background noise contrasted with more image outlines and fine detail
Revolutionary liquid micro-film (LMF) dielectric ensures a linear transfer of low-level ambient and spatial information

The Omega Evolution Speaker Cable


The Omega Evolution has now become one of TARA Labs ultimate speaker cables. The Omega Evolution is just one step below the Grandmaster Evolution speaker cables. The RSC conductors are insulated with a fine layer of aerospace polyethylene, a very neutral material with almost no audible effect.
The Omega Evolution delivers lifelike, almost holographic sound, pin-point imaging and clear resolution of fine detail with extreme ease. What you will hear is an accurate harmonic structure extending upwards with the finest and most delicate of high frequencies. This will be contrasted with a vanishingly low noise floor. The reproduction of the recorded space can only be described as holographic. The qualities of a reverberation and ambient retrieval are simply astonishing. The Omega Evolution has a level of performance that is beyond comparison to any other speaker cable in the world with the obvious exception of the Grandmaster Evolution.

BSM (with 1/4'’ or 5/16’’ Spades or Bananas
4+ gauge conductor runs per channel
SA-OF8N copper
Each channel comprised of 224 RSC Gen 2 conductors in Aero-PE GMI dielectric
Separate positive and negative conductor run for each channel
Helixed Rectangular Solid-Core conductors and air-tube technology
Spectacular power and clarity. Absolutely neutral and coherent
Superb resolution of micro-detail and ambient information
Powerful dynamic contrasts. Superbly defined and vivid images
Greatest Bandwidth and High Frequency Extension
Greater retrieval of fine detail and micro-dynamics
Vanishingly Low Noise Floor

The Grandmaster Evolution Speaker Cable


The new Evolution speaker cable is a stunning achievement, boasting the greatest current-carrying capability of any speaker cable in the world, together with the High Frequency extension and linearity of a 32-gauge conductor. The Evolution Speaker Cable is an all air-dielectric design with 288 Rectangular Solid Core ® conductors per channel.

Importantly, the gauge size for each channel is far greater than any speaker cable ever made or ever conceived in history. The gauge size is not 10, or 6, or 4, or even 0. The gage size for an Evolution Speaker Cable is 000, that’s an area of 85 square millimeters per channel. 

BSM (with 1/4”or 5/16” Spades or Bananas)
Gauge size is 000 = an area of 85 Square mm per channel
SA-OF8N® copper.  
Each channel comprised of 288 Rectangular Solid Core ® conductors per channel
Aero-PE® GMI™ dielectric.  
Separate positive and negative conductor run for each channel.  
Helixed Rectangular Solid Core® conductors and air-tube technology
Gauge size is 000 = an area of 85 Square mm per channel
Spectacular power and clarity. Absolutely neutral and coherent.  
Superb resolution of micro-detail and ambient information.  
Incredible dynamic contrasts & vivid imagery
Holographic soundstage & superb resolution of micro-details
Excellent imaging & absolute coherent and neutral 
Holographic soundstage & superb resolution of micro-details
Absolute Minimal Signal Distortion
Greatest resolution of complex musical signal information
Minimal dynamic compression and greater dynamic range
Fastest rate of change in dynamic variation