Ecosse Reference The Conductor MkIII RCA Interconnects
For any mid-priced system it's a MUST HAVE CABLE!
This has to be one of the most acclaimed mid-priced interconnects of all time. Not only is it a WHAT HIFI? SOUND AND VISION INTERCONNECT OF THE YEAR, its garnered numerous other awards and superb reviews from across the globe.
The Conductor CA1 interconnect is screened with a double close-lapped braid of Ultra Hi-Purity (UHP) oxygen free copper and is terminated with our unique, constant impedance, non-compressing, double-screened MACH1™ RCA plugs with gold-plated copper conductors.
We employ this double braiding to ensure maximum coverage from 'noise' ingress. This overlapping double braid 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’ conductor can be detrimental to the signal.)
A unique feature to this, or any mid-priced interconnect, is the recent introduction of a 'sandwich' dielectric of superior low-loss Polyethylene in addition to its ultra low-loss Increased-Air (best earth-bound dielectric) Gas-Foamed Polyethylene (FPE) Dielectric. We also introduced a softer low density PVC jacket which affords a greater immunity to microphony. The pin joints throughout utilise Ecosse's new, improved low resistance, high strength Supersolder™. Supersolder is our ultra high purity silver and tin alloy solid wire - used in conjunction with our unique, passive organic flux. Together these ensure a joint with ultra low chemical contaminants and very high strength.
With these improvements to the cable construction and with the resistance interface and RFI/EMI/ESI noise and distortion significantly reduced, you will perceive more information, even greater dynamics and more solid soundstaging - bringing you ever closer to the music as the artist intended it to be heard. The Conductor CA1 now offers faster, smoother, even fuller audio transmission.
At a price that suits most systems, this may well be the most versatile interconnect available. It is Ecosse’s most popular interconnect cable and an established world-favourite with dealers and customers alike.
CS2.3 or CS4.2 biwire loudSpeaker cable compliments 'The Conductor CA1' particularly well. Better still try our new ES2.23 Ultrafine™ stranded 'speaker', the price-per-performance ratio will astonish. For our complete cable match synergy table go here.
The Ecosse Advantage
Ecosse are the only company in the world offering non-compressing copper RCA plugs on our inexpensive premier/premier+ analogue, digital and video interconnects.
To maintain continuity and optimum conductivity, their contact points are made from OFC copper - same as the conductor wire itself (don't be fooled by inferior yet similar-looking brass plugs as used by some of our competitors, these are cheap and nasty!) Both centre pin and the return conjugate bracket (designed to form a 'Faraday Cage'- a device for reducing RFI) terminals or shells are direct gold hard-plated (others use 'flash-gold' plating which is a very thin coating that wears away very quickly and soon looks tarnished-you have been warned!). 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 shells and casing is one of high mechanical impedance, dissipating energy and rendering microphonic effects negligible.
These shells are designed to perform a 5-fold function:
They provide a terminal to which the return/screen conductors can be firmly crimped and 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.
Multi award-winning UHP-OFC™ signal conductors
Dual close-lapped UHP-OFC™ braid screens
Rope-lay woven signal conductors
Superior ultra low loss Low-Density Foamed Polyethylene dielectric
Comment 8.5mm o/d vibration-absorbing low density LDPVC sheath