Realising the full potential of the new 'super audio' formats, with their wide dynamic range and extended frequency response, requires an interconnect which exceeds the requirements of the SACD/DVD-A format. Conceived and designed as an upgrade to the world renowned and multi-award winning Ecosse 'Maestro' MA2 Interconnect (a bloody hard act to follow…) 'The Symphony' is an all-new 'balanced' analogue interconnect cable which easily exceeds these requirements.
This remarkable interconnect uses several complementary sub-topologies synergised in one cable. Space and secrecy preclude a detailed description but we can afford a brief glimpse in lieu of an audition. The conductor is UHP-OFC (Ultra High Purity Oxygen-Free Copper, plated in UHP-OFS™ (Ultra High Purity Oxygen-Free Silver-since silver has a 10% gain in conductance compared to copper, a copper wire plated with silver will have less signal loss especially at longer lengths) spirally wound around a PE (polyethylene) tube with a primary dielectric of gas-foamed low-density polyethylene (LDFPE).
Each conductor assembly has a continuous foil shield and drain wire. Isohelix™ is our patented technology for ensuring not only that the signal and return conductors always maintain a precise relationship to each other, but also that externally induced resonance (microphony) is entirely dissipated within its structure, thus fully isolating the conductors from the outside world. A further continuous foil shield and drain wraps the encapsulation before sheathing in soft PVC.
When wired in a 'pseudo-balanced' fashion using RCA 'phono' connections, the screen is connected at one end only to drain unwanted 'noise' RFI. Here the termination is our high. MACH2XS Audiophile deep silver-plated non-compressing all-Copper RCA plugs - where the centre pin and shields (designed to form a 'Faraday Cage'- a device designed to maximise RF screening) are built from copper materials.
For fully balanced equipment, 'The Symphony' is fitted with our Audiophile quality MACH2-XLR Switchcraft plugs which have deep silver-plated pins and solder surfaces. The unique clamping mechanism exerts equal pressure around the circumference of the cable without compression. This ensures a constant impedance from termination to termination and results in an almost perfect signal transfer.
The Symphony, single-ended or balanced, produces a soundscape from an inky blackness that converts your listening room into the recording venue. This interconnect, due to its construction, is directional and an arrow indicates the appropriate direction (RCA).
We sincerely recommend you match this cable from one of our Monocrystal™ 'speaker' range but, for the ultimate audio experience at this price point, try it in combination with our MS4.45 pre-terminated biwire.
FREE CABLE BURN-IN SERVICE OPTION USING THE NORDOST VIDAR MACHINE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS CABLE FROM FUTURESHOP.CO.UK
- Ecosse The Symphony, 2 RCA to 2 RCA Audio Cable
- Length: 1.5m
- UHP-OFC plated in UHP-OFS™ spiral wind signal conductor tubes
- Triple continuous shielding
- Superior ultra low loss LDFPE (Low-Density Foamed Polyethylene Dielectric)
- Isohelix™ conductor clamp
- Ultimate version of Ecosse's non-compressing Monocrystal™ RCA plugs
- Terminated using lead-free Supersolder™
- 11.5mm circular o/d vibration-absorbing LDPVC jacket
- Colour: Grey
- 10 Year Warranty
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.