Ronald Prent with TPR cable
Boulder, CO (February 2, 2012)—Grimm Audio has introduced TPR audio cable.
It features similar sonic characteristics as Grimm's flagship TPM cable, but at a lower price point. TPR was originally developed at the request of Ronald Prent, creative director of the newly re-opened Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands.
The design of TPR focuses on RF immunity and low microphonics. The symmetry of the cable's cross-section and heavy shielding are said to contribute to its RF immunity. Low microphonics is reportedly achieved via a special interface layer under the shield and other construction details. TPR is designed for mic/line cables, and is also aimed for electric instrument cabling.
Ronald Prent of Wisseloord Studios commented, “When I heard Grimm TPM, I was amazed by the unbelievably accurate phantom center. It sat rock solid in the middle of the stereo image and was so narrow that it seemed as if the center speaker was on. TPM's performance is sonically unprecedented; it rocked my world. I was thrilled to learn that Grimm Audio was able to get similar performance for a more affordable price. We performed the test at 'The Saint of Sound' mastering studio and when we changed from the studio's standard cable to a trial run of the new TPR, everybody was stunned. Again I heard the impressive stereo image. It put a smile on my face because I realized that this quality was now within reach for all wiring in Wisseloord. It would make the studio sound like never before. A facility is only as good as its weakest link, and by using TPR, the cables are not a weak link anymore. We will be able to transport audio throughout the whole building while preserving its original quality all the way from the microphone to the analog and digital media."