This auction is for a VERY RARE TARA Labs Air Digital 75 Cable with ISM (Isolated Sheild Matrix) OnBoard. According to TARA Labs founder Matthew Bond less than 12 of these cables were ever made, they were simply too good and competed or bested TARA's best digital cables at the time (better than The ONE Digital with ISM OnBoard and nearly as good as The ZERO Digital). Matthew told me this cable would have retailed at $2,400 for a 1.5 meter length had it ever been put into full production. The photos with a person are of Matthew Bond when we swung by to look at my accumulation of equipment.
This cable is a cross between TARA's Isolated Shield Matrix (ISM) and RSC Air Series of cables.
RSC Air Cables use a proprietary “Air Suspension” filament system is used to displace the
cable shield away from the conductors which yields “even less
dielectric, even more air.” Tara Labs uses their own dielectric material
called “Aerospace Polyethylene” or “Aero-PE”, which is claimed to have
low dielectric absorption and a quicker return to its natural state, the
goal being more sonically neutral than other dielectrics.
The ISM Onboard™
Digital has New Onboard Shield™ technology for the dissipation of
RFI/EMI and precise transfer of digital data for components requiring 75
ohm characteristic impedence. It has Isolated Floating
Shield™ and Ground Station® technologies within ISM Onboard Capsule™.
It has RSC® SA-OF8N® copper conductors; Aero-PE® and PTFE dielectric;
both mylar backed foil and Anti-Corrosion coated SA-OF8N® copper braided
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