Ecosse Reference SMS2.4 Speaker Cable
Long associated with bringing single-crystal technology to the market, at sensible prices (using our proprietary Monocrystal™ conductors), Ecosse Reference Cable proudly present the new (r)evolutionary SuperMonocrystal™ SMS2.4 speaker cable-probably the world’s finest cable in terms of price versus performance.
Years of painstaking and dedicated research has resulted in the first real advance in copper wire casting and processing since the advent of single-crystal conductor material two decades ago. This technological breakthrough is a refinement and development of the Professor Ohno process (the inventor of Monocrystal™). Temperature gradients are strictly controlled, as is the process environment.
The physical stabilization of the pure copper from this ‘treatment’ results in a wire with an absolute minimum of impurities in the grain boundary’ and exceptional linearity through - and well beyond - the audio frequency band and much improved conductive properties. The low DC resistance resulting from this process ensures ultra wide bandwidth, minimum inter-frequency phase shift and uncompressed dynamics.
The performance of this cable is clearly a significant improvement over even Monocrystal™ copper. The clarity of the midrange and treble is striking, while the bass has greater power, weight and extension. In combination, these qualities preserve the tonal balance – there just seems to be ‘more’ music.
The SMS2.4 is a larger circular x-section multistrand single wire cable. The multistrands are of rope-lay construction, where concentric parallel bundles of wire are woven together and each conductor has 2 bundles of differing cross-sectional area – to further improve linearity and phase coherence
The dielectric is high-grade polyethylene and the conductors are twisted together in a precise helix. The outer jacket is vibration-absorbing flexible PVC.
Once installed, from the first bars the SMS2.4 will astound. Music is conveyed with the clarity, vibrancy and presence of a live performance. Speakers disappear and your listening room becomes the recording venue - complete with ambience and reverberation characteristics - whether concert hall or studio.
Bass is tight and tuneful, while in the midrange vocalists and instruments have palpable presence. At the top end, cymbals shimmer, leading edges cleanly defined and resonance decaying naturally into the acoustic. Sibilants are naturally conveyed, without overemphasis.
The performance flows convincingly from a wider, deeper soundstage with clearly defined height perspectives and precise focus. Dynamics are reproduced without compression or any sense of strain while the microdynamics of pitch, timbre and harmonic structure possess a puritywhich has an overwhelming sense of 'rightness' about it.
The sounds from vocalists and instrumentalists alike are projected into the room from solid point sources with excellent focus and correct height, width and depth perspectives. The soundstage takes on a tangible presence in your room - as do the musicians - and the finest nuances are heard for the first time. Music pours forth with an ease and liquidity that is positively organic.
The SMS2.4 is truly a great speaker cable that transmits all audible (and beyond) frequencies with absolute linearity and accuracy, clarity and ease. In fact, it outperforms all cable we have evaluated it against-at up to 100% more expensive. You must seriously consider it in tandem with our La Prima Donna, or better, our statement Legend SE MkII Interconnect.
All in all, at its price point the SuperMonocrystal™ SMS2.4 sets new standards in music reproduction.
As an ultra-performance option, the SMS2.M can be preterminated using our exclusive Monocrystal™ copper logo-bananas or spades (7mm pitch, 8mm available) – which offer superior performance with respect to detail, soundstaging and accuracy – and lead-free Supersolder™, a pure Sn/Ag wire in 96/4 ratio.
Material: SuperMonocrystal™ 7N copper
Topology: Helical (twisted pair)
Conductor diameter: 2.7mm
Jacket: Vibration-absorbing flexible PVC for ultra low microphony
Diameter: 13.3mm, circular cross-section