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Tara Labs – The Cable Technology Leader

The “TARA” in TARA Labs is an acronym for “The Absolute Reference Audio.” Since the company’s beginnings, TARA Labs has been known among audiophiles as a manufacturer whose cables set the performance standards and whose technological innovations and patents constantly advance the frontiers of the industry.

TARA Labs started in Sydney, Australia in 1986. They began by developing cables and experimenting with different types of conductors. An early result was the Phase II speaker cable, which was submitted for review to Stereophile magazine in 1988. The response to the very favorable review from this little-known cable manufacturer was overwhelming. TARA Labs moved to the United States later that year.

For the past thirty years, TARA Labs is known throughout the world, for handcrafting the very best in high end audio cables. Using their patented and proprietary technologies and materials, TARA Labs has created many of the technologies that are currently being used by many of the worlds’ top cable manufacturers.

In 1986 they were first to introduce “Air-Tube Dielectric Technology”
In 1988, they were first to successfully use “Solid Core Conductors” instead of stranded.
In 1990, again they were first to change the shape of a round conductor to “Non-Round” to reduce the effects of skin effect. And in 1998, they were the first and only to introduce the world to a “Vacuum” dielectric.

TARA Labs. RSC® cables are the only cables in the world to use a solid, extruded conductor with a rectangular cross section. These conductors improve on the performance of regular round solid core conductors by having the current-carrying capability (power) of a large conductor, combined with the frequency linearity (musical accuracy) of a small conductor.

They also introduced an innovation of the Isolated Shield Matrix™ technology, which uses the world’s first completely isolated, floating interconnect shield and a separate unit called a Floating Ground Station (HFX) to remove radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference from the audio signal.

Today they produces a full range of cables and accessories which are sold through dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada and in 38 countries worldwide. Products are regularly reviewed in respected audio magazines from all over the world.
TARA Labs operates and manufactures all of their cables in Southern Oregon, USA.

Now thirty years later, TARA labs products continue to win more awards, more accolades and more positive reviews, than any other cable manufacturer in the world today.

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