OPUS Phono Interconnects are a great addition to any well-established Connoisseur Level music system with a top-of-the-line phonograph set-up. Crafted from the same cable, connectors, and vibration-damped carbon fiber network housings as OPUS RCA Interconnect, OPUS Phono Interconnect provides the perfect complement to the special needs of delicate, extremely low-level phono signals.
Most OPUS owners have spent years assembling and investing in their dream system in a quest to get closer to the music. OPUS Phono Interconnect is the linking solution to help ultimate LP playback systems deliver upon their promise of thrilling “you are there” listening experiences every time you press “on” and cue up your favorite record.
OPUS Phono Interconnect is a significant performance upgrade compared to XL Phono Interconnect. OPUS Phono transfers well-defined bass energy to the bottom of the bottom octave and provides a quieter interface for low-level audio signals than XL Phono Interconnect.
Network components are also specifically chosen and matched more closely to suit the electrical characteristics of the cable and its length, and the network itself is calibrated more precisely to the electrical output characteristics of your phono cartridge. We also take into consideration the electrical characteristics of the tonearm wiring itself because it is an extension of the phono cartridge and the phono interconnect. OPUS Phono transfers well-defined bass energy further down into the bottom octave and provides a quieter interface for low-level audio signals than XL Phono Interconnect.
This extra level of precision adds considerable time to the painstaking manufacturing process, but the results in your system are worth it: from feeling and hearing the full power of the orchestra to every nuance of tonal shading and harmonic resolution within the performance space.
OPUS Phono is handcrafted in the USA and can be upgraded to MAGNUM OPUS Phono Interconnects. Custom-machined gold-plated RCAs transfer signals effortlessly through precision OFHC strands. The components that comprise each network are encased in electrically neutral epoxy and surrounded by a spacious carbon fiber network housing that has been contoured specifically for the purpose of reducing standing wave reflections. Carbon fiber is nonmagnetic, light, and stiff. The thinner, stronger network housing provides a large cavity for damping epoxy loading, and the non-magnetic qualities of carbon fiber allow the free and full expansion of electromagnetic fields which results in more accurate transmission of micro dynamics and harmonic music information.
Transparent customizes all OPUS Phono Interconnects to suit each specific system set up with RCA, DIN, or XLR connections, including differentially balanced phono preamp inputs. Cables fitted with the custom Transparent DIN connector have a sleek, contoured coupler to create a smooth transition between cable and termination, and are individually fabricated to precise tonearm, turntable suspension, and phono preamp requirements. Transparent DIN couplers are offered with two methods of strain relief to keep the weight of the cable from affecting the performance of your turntable and tonearm system.
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- Standard termination: RCA > RCA
- Custom DIN terminations available
- Fully differentially balanced XLR termination available
- Lengths: 1-meter, 1.5-meter, 2-meter, and 10-feet
- Specify phono cartridge for precise network calibration
- Specify tonearm-turntable and phono preamp for correct configuration
- Custom terminations/lengths always available
This product is available for purchase in-store only.
OPH must be calibrated and configured for your specific phono cartridge, tonearm-turntable combination and phono preamp. Contact us to share the details of your system components and room layout.
Warranty registration not only extends the Transparent Warranty to 5 years, it provides the original owner with recalibrations at no charge in the event that a component change requires network adjustments.
OPUS Phono Interconnects are upgradeable to MAGNUM OPUS level phono interconnects.