The MS2.3 Monocrystal™ copper conductor full bandwidth 'single-wire' is a genuine world-favourite cable. From Tokyo to Istanbul - and all points in between- the MS2.3 is fast becoming 'de-rigueur' among discerning, cost conscious audiophiles. Never before has a cable of this precise structure, conductor purity, and quality insulation been available at real world prices. Many are being seduced by its effortless ability to keep timing precisely, and the wide and dynamic soundstage it offers.
Not surprisingly it has received consecutive What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 'Best Speaker Cable Award in 1999-01 and 2000-01. 2002 saw it receiving yet another accolade a 'RECOMMENDED' certification from Hi-Fi Choice Magazine.
Using our patented Monocrystal™ copper conductors in our acclaimed concentric strand, rope-lay weave, this 'speaker' cable delivers a punchy, dynamic and detailed performance within a soundstage that conveys accurate width, depth and height perspectives.
Structurally, the MS2.3 consists of 3sq. mm twisted copper strands, low dielectric loss polypropylene insulation, cotton damping and soft PVC sheathing. The cotton damping is particular effective at eliminating the deleterious effects of 'microphony vibrations' (resonances).
Having an unusually large cross-sectional area - 3sq mm of Monocrystal™ ultra-pure Copper is exceptional and would previously have been prohibitively expensive to bring to the real world price market - lowers DC resistance (which significantly extends low frequency information) while its greater effective surface area extends high frequency information. Past experience confirms that you would have had to pay more than double to achieve what the MS2.3 offers.
The MS2.3 is also desirable where long runs of 'speaker cable' are necessary e.g. in high-end home cinema/multi-room set-ups.
Add to this the potential of bi-wiring with the solidcore MS2.15 'speaker cable' and you have a synergic cable set which conveys all of the players intentions and emotions in fully preserving signal accuracy and integrity.
In a biwire set-up, our recommendation is the use of the superior performance of MS2.3 in the bass and mid-bands - which match perfectly with our solidcore MS2.15 to extend high frequency information. This biwire cable set - the so-called MS4.45 - is available ex-factory pre-terminated and in nylon webbing- to keep the cables tidy.
In a tri-wire or tri-amp set-up, we recommend the MS2.3 driving the bass units and 2 runs of MS2.15, one driving the mid units and one driving the treble units for ultimate bandwidth extension and presence.
May be configured 2-to-4 or 4-to-4 and terminated in z/x copper bananas or spades, or our new Ecosse logo copper z/x bananas.OR our newest Ecosse logo Monocrystal Copper z/x bananas or Monocrystal spades (pitch 7.2mm).
"In use it holds excitement with a balanced sound that courts no undue emphasis across the spectrum...musical coherent and highly engaging." HI-FI NEWS (UK)
"The words 'open' and 'spacious' were almost invented for these cables, and they communicate a room - filling sound that few cables at this price - or any price - manage." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision UK
"…for a truly audiophile - standard performance you have to turn to the Monocrystal MS-series." HI-FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW (UK)
"…an open and spacious sound that few rivals match at any price." WHAT HI-FI? AWARDS 2000/01
"…astounds with the sheer clarity of its performance.” WHAT HI-FI? AWARDS 1999/00
FREE CABLE BURN-IN SERVICE OPTION USING THE NORDOST VIDAR MACHINE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS CABLE FROM FUTURESHOP.CO.UK
- Ecosse MS2.3 Speaker Cable
- Please note, you need to enter a quantity of 2 for a pair
- 3sq mm of Monocrystal™ ultra-pure Copper
- Twisted copper strands
- Low dielectric loss polypropylene insulation
- Cotton damping
- Soft PVC sheathing
- Colour: Grey
- 10 Year Warranty
- SAME DAY DISPATCH BY FIRST CLASS POST (If ordered before 4.30pm Mon to Fri)
We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through us. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three different functions all in one operation:
- It neutralises charges that build up around the cables and the insulation
- It provides a very wide band and deep conditioning into the conductor core, which produces changes in the way signals pass through the metal.
- It ultrasonically conditions the surface of the conductors.
The VIDAR uses a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. Parts of the signal oscillate at ultra-low frequencies, while other parts are in ultra-high ranges which extend beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal bounces in a ping-ping ball-like fashion from one end of the cable to the other. During the burn-in process, ultra-low frequencies penetrate deep into the core of the cable. The ultra-high frequencies zip along the surface. This method of signal transmission a set up beat harmonics, or heterodynes, between the two complex waveforms. In the digital domain, this would be referred to as aliasing products. These beat frequencies penetrate all layers of the cable.
The design of the circuitry also has a unique feature which drives electrons above the conductor into the dielectric (or insulation) area. The VIDAR not only sends ping pong signals along the cable, it also sends a similar signal from the centre core to the outer shield in the case of interconnect cables. This function neutralises the electrical charges discussed above.
So what does that all mean to me?
The end result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation.
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About Ecosse Cable
Ecosse is the name on the worlds finest cables. In terms of price versus performance, musicality and fidelity, Ecosse Cables are without peer.
All Ecosse Cables are painstakingly researched and developed - then hyper evaluated to destruction on the very best 2-channel music system used by ANY cable company in the UK.
Ecosse are proud to have introduced single crystal grain free Monocrystal™ copper (and silver) to the mainstream UK audiophile market back in 1997 and we continued this tradition with our unique Super Monocrystal™ loudspeaker cables in the mid 2000s.
Ecosse Cables are handcrafted in our factory in Scotland by the finest technicians who between them have decades of experience in cable termination. It should come as no surprise then that since the year 2000 Ecosse Cables are the most celebrated cable company in terms of awards, reviews and reputation in the UK.