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SS800 Biwire MK2

Speaker Cables

Close in performance to our top of the line SS-1000 MK II Bi-Wire

This new cable is a Bi-wire version of our also newly introduced SS-800 MK II two wire cable. Named the SS-800 MK II Bi-wire, this 12 gauge cable exceeds all expectations we had hoped for during its development!! To say that the MK II exceeds the performance of the prior model is quite a statement considering that the prior version has been haled by people in many parts of the world as the best buy for the money they have experienced. We expect we will get a lot of e-mail from people asking in what way it is superior to the prior version.

While the performance is improved virtually overall, the most prevalent 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 II is done with a planetary cabler. This weaving machine, which 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.

Unlike some other manufacturers, we designed our Bi-wire cable to be a true Bi-wire. That is, there are four wires inside the sheath covering the internal wires. Some manufacturers will take their two wire cable and split the ends at the speaker side to come up with four connections. This configuration results in a compromise of performance. This is because the 2 wire cable was not designed to be a four wire Bi-wire cable. We suggest caution with whomever you plan to buy a Bi-wire cable. Check with the manufacturer before you buy!

Additionally, we use PTFE Teflon in most all of our cables; however, the insulation we are using for these two new 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.

We are pleased that we have achieved our development goals and are providing additional increments of performance improvement to enthusiasts and hope they will take advantage of our 45 day trial period. See further details below or call us at 800 321 2108. We know of no other speaker cable manufacturer that includes a shielding system. Noise that you never realized was there disappears yielding a dead quiet background. The SS-1000 MK II also takes advantage of silver in its design through use of our proprietary Silverfuse conductors. The conductors are 10 gauge, insulated with a version of Teflon (modified to our specifications); resulting in the best insulation available.

We have also included a heavy-duty outer jacket to protect the interior and to also prevent against sharp bending of the cable. We have found that cables that do not have this additional protection, if bent too sharply, can be susceptible to sustaining small fissures (cracks) in the conductor which, over a period of time; degrade the performance of the cable. This is one of the reasons that used cable gets into the used cable market. Performance has deteriorated and usually the former owner does not realize why. This is especially true of cables that use a mesh cloth as their only outer protection. (Mesh cloth outer coverings are a sign of a hand made cable. see our Cable Hype page concerning the problems with hand made cables).

It is polypropylene-filled, and in conjunction with the polypropylene, contains an anti-static, anti-vibration barrier. Our prices include preparation with top quality gold-plated connectors of your choice.

We continue to use our proprietary Silverfuse alloy conductor material.

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