XL Phono Interconnects are a great addition to any well-established Connoisseur Level music system with a top-of-the-line phonograph set-up. XL Phono uses the same cable, connectors, and network housings as XL RCA Interconnect. Phono interconnects at the XL level will help you extract the last measure of performance from your existing LP playback investments. Specifically designed for the delicate, low signal output of a phono cartridge, XL Phono effortlessly reveals greater levels of low-level harmonic and spatial detail, the smooth continuity of analog dynamic range, and the rich tonal quality of music.
XLPH is a significant performance upgrade compared to REFERENCE Phono Interconnect because its network components are specifically chosen and matched more closely to suit the electrical characteristics of the cable and its length. The network itself is also 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. XL Phono transfers well-defined bass energy further down into the bottom octave and provides a quieter interface for low-level audio signals than REFERENCE Phono Interconnect.
XL Phono is handcrafted in the USA and can be upgraded to OPUS or MAGNUM OPUS Phono Interconnects. Custom-machined gold-plated RCAs transfer signals effortlessly through precision OFHC strands. Elegant carbon fiber composite (CFC) modules house the custom calibrated networks and allow electromagnetic fields to expand fully and freely. The CFC modules also accommodate a greater mass of epoxy resin to reduce the impact of resonance and vibrations on delicate signals.
Transparent customizes XL Phono Interconnects to suit each specific system set up with RCA, DIN, or XLR connections, including differentially balanced phono preamp inputs. Custom DIN configurations fit to precise tonearm, turntable suspension, and phono preamp requirements. A sleek, contoured coupler creates a smooth transition between cable and termination. 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.
XL Phono is calibrated to the precise electrical characteristics of your phono cartridge and needs to be ideally configured for your tonearm-turntable combination and phono preamp. Contact Transparent or a Transparent dealer to share the details of your phono playback system set-up.
Warranty registration not only extends the Transparent Warranty to a limited lifetime warranty, it provides the original owner with recalibrations at no charge in the event that a component or phono cartridge change requires network or configuration adjustments.
XL Phono Interconnects are upgradeable to OPUS and MAGNUM OPUS level phono interconnects.
Standard termination: RCA>RCA
Optional terminations: RCA>XLR , DIN>RCA, DIN>XLR, XLR>XLR
Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet
Custom-calibrated for your cartridge and components
Custom lengths available
Handcrafted in the USA