Designed to bridge the gap between there multi award-winning digital interconnects the 'Producer' (Coax Cable of the Year-What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision 2000) and 'Director' ('Editor's Choice'-Home Entertainment Magazine 1999), the new high performance 75 coaxial 'Executive' Digital is equally at home between DVD and processor, or between 'transport' and 'DAC'.
In its first (recent) review, WHAT VIDEO WIDESCREEN had this to say: "Overall, construction quality is excellent-here's a cable that's built to last. And there review sample certainly delivered the goods when used to feed 5.1DTS and Dolby Digital soundtracks."
This cable is screened with a double close-lapped braid of UHP-OFC™, which ensures optimised, maximum bandwidth transmission and minimum RFI/EMI/ESI ingress. They employ double braiding here to ensure maximum coverage. This increases the random closing of gaps and greatly reduces signal 'leakage', as it also improves the 'ground', thus preventing current flow. Current flow in a 'ground' can be detrimental to the digital signal.
'The Executive' low-capacitance digital interconnect faithfully preserves the integrity of the signal, whether soundtrack, music or picture.
Fitted with our superb MACH1Ag double screened, constant impedance non-compressing, conjugate bracket plugs, which use silver-plated (for faster smoother digital transmission) copper - not inferior brass as used by most of our over priced competitors- conductors.
A word about there unique terminations: The terminations at the ends of cables - PARTICULARLY DIGITAL CABLES - are part of the transmission path and therefore vital to it. They must not impede the delicate audio signal as inappropriate termination on a digital cable changes the so called characteristic impudence (and other electrical attributes) of the cable. Where a digital signal is concerned, the audio industry has set a standard of 75ohms, but this can be severely compromised by poor, compressing RCA plugs that grip the cable with a grub screw or a collett action. The cable loses it's integrity and the impedance can drop to somewhere in the region of 35 Ohms resulting in reflections and a deletions.
To maintain the quality of the all-important interface between interconnect and component and compatibility between wire material and plug, Ecosse has developed there unique non-compressing constant impedance MACH1Ag deep silver plated RCA plug.
This high quality RCA plug consists of a centre pin and conjugate bracket shield* which together offer going and return paths for the audio signal. To maintain continuity and optimum conductivity, these contact points are made from silver plated copper - same as the conductor wire itself. The plug casing is precision machined from highest quality copper alloy and is deep-plated. This thick casing offers further shielding - effectively a second 'Faraday Cage' - and reduces the ingress and radiation of EMI, ESI and RFI 'noise' even further, to virtually zero.
The interface of shield* and casing is one of high mechanical impedance, dissipating energy and rendering microphonic effects negligible. The full assembly represents Ecosse's Audiophile Grade RCA termination for smaller diameter cables and we believe the Ecosse MACH1Ag RCA to be the best available price wise, electrically, mechanically and aesthetically - anywhere!
*These shells/ shields are designed to perform a 5-fold function:
They provide a terminal to which the return/screen conductors can be firmly crimped and Super-soldered.
They incorporate tiny teeth that grip the cable firmly and evenly around its circumference without compressing the cable and thereby maintain the cable's characteristic impedance right up to the solder joint.
When assembled, they form a Faraday cage, screening the signal right up to and including the RCA socket.
They form a union of high mechanical impedance with the outer casing, dissipating energy and therefore rendering the plug immune to the effects of microphony.
They firmly locate and clamp the centre pin's polypropylene dielectric, which, in conjunction with the outer casing, results in a strong, stable and extremely durable structure.
The pin joints throughout utilise Ecosse's new, improved low resistance, high strength Supersolder™.
'The Executive' Digital Interconnect is the one to beat at this price and may be specified with our MACH1 BNC
"a detailed and lucid sounding cable...involving performance at a reasonable price." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Magazine
"here's a cable that's built to last. And our review sample certainly delivered the goods when used to feed 5.1DTS and Dolby Digital soundtracks from a DVD player to a receiver" What Video Widescreen Magazine
About Ecosse Cable
- Ecosse The Producer Digital Coaxial Audio Cable
- Length 2m
- Multi award-winning UHP-OFC™ signal conductors
- Dual close-lapped UHP-OFC™ braid screens
- Rope-lay woven signal conductors
vSuperior ultra low-loss Foamed Polyethylene dielectric
- Vibration-absorbing low density PVC sheath
- Ecosse Mach1 silver-plated RCA plugs/Gold-plated BNC plugs
- 8.5mm circular o/d soft PVC jacket
- 10 Years Warranty
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.