Vertere founder Touraj Moghaddam has announced a new interconnect cable, Verum. In the Vertere cable hierarchy, Verum sits below Pulse HB and above RedLine. It’s comes in two variants and is available to order now:
Verum – 1.5 m RCA/XLR interconnect cable which will sell for £2000, $2699 or €2348.
Verum Solo (above) – 1.15 m DIN to RCA tonearm cable or RCA/XLR interconnect cable which will sell for £2700, $3699 or €3198.
Vertere’s Verum cable replaces Pulse R, always internally nicknamed HB light. Manufactured on precision machines with the most delicate tolerance cable manufacturing machinery in Europe. Verum “brings a large proportion of Pulse HB’s neutrality, dynamics and even-handed performance without the high costs involved”.
These machines assemble Verum from multiple thicknesses of high purity copper wires, generally silver-plated. The various thicknesses of wires give flexibility to wiring depending on the signal requirement. For example, the output from a phono cartridge is at a signal level far below that of, say, a phono stage and is still preconditioned by the RIAA record equalisation. These two possibilities require different wiring to optimise signal transfer.
Each Verum cable (one channel) includes:
Two signal and two return Pulse Hairline silver-plated high-purity copper multistranded wires with an FEP dielectric
One signal and one return Microline silver-plated high-purity copper multistranded wires insulated with an FEP dielectric
One signal and one return Modeline silver-plated high-purity copper multistranded wires with an FEP dielectric
These are together with a significantly thicker Pulse Earthline silver-plated high purity copper multistranded wire.
A special foil shield surrounds these, covered by a dense tin-plated copper braid with a special PVC jacket. The multiple signal and return wires give flexibility. The wiring of many combinations is possible and allows different options for ground, earth, and shields.
Verum Solo includes two Verum cables and a separate special ground/power conductor set. The extra set includes two tinned high-purity copper conductors with a PVC dielectric, shielded by a special foil and tinned copper braid, all enclosed in a PVC outer. Surrounding all three PVC enclosed wires is a cotton filler for damping and a final PVC outer jacket for protection.
Verum Solo has two obvious uses and possibly many others: a tonearm to phono stage cable with a much thicker than usual and screened ground cable and as a regular RCA or XLR cable with both channels held closely together for use in more RF noisy situations and where a separate ground may be advantageous.