HI FI WORLD REVIEW:
"Smooth and musical, will open up enclosed or claustrophobic systems with its sweet treble and spacious imaging. Good stuff indeed."
Hard to believe but we have developed a new speaker cable that is significantly better than our prior top of the line SS-1000 D. Named the SS-1000 MK II, this 10 gauge cable exceeds all expectations we had hoped for during its development!! To say that the MK II exceeds the performance of the D model is quite a statement considering that the D version has been hailed by people in many parts of the world as the best they have experienced. We expect we will get a lot of e-mail from people asking in what way it is superior to the D version.
While the performance is improved virtually overall, the most prevalent improvements are in dynamics, focus, inner detail, and harmonic accuracy – and most important, it is enjoyably musical! These improvements are attributable to design/construction changes. The improvements are in two specific areas: The weaving geometry for the Mark IIs is done with a planetary cabler. This weaving machine, allows engineers more freedom in designing more complex and more effective weaving geometries. This process also produces a much more accurate and consistent weaving geometry. Accuracy and consistency from foot to foot is essential to replicate and realize the benefits of the theoretical “on paper” design. The process is much more labor intensive, primarily in the set up for the production run, and in monitoring during the run. Consequently, it is more expensive to produce.
Additionally, we use PTFE Teflon in most all of our cables; however, the insulation we are using for our four new speaker cables, while it is purchased as PTFE Teflon, we are modifying it during the wire manufacturing process. Again, a little more costly. Our modification to the PTFE Teflon insulation allows for substantial reduction of the signal discharge back into the metal conductor. Explanation: All insulations covering a metal wire will absorb a portion of the signal as it flows through the metal wire. That signal will discharge back into the metal wire, although it is delayed by a small fraction of time. This discharge back smears the real time signal that is passing through resulting in small but discernable distortion.