Oracle V1.3 and V2.3, Now with High Resolution Technology
Oracle Generation 3 High-Resolution Speaker Interfaces
Still looking for the most natural and lifelike sound reproduction? Most audiophiles would compare the audible improvement of the Fractional Articulation Technology (F.A.T.) to an upgrade of loudspeakers or other components. Even more are surprised to discover that installing MIT’s HR interfaces will return more of a system upgrade for less money than the usual component upgrade. Why? Because "just cable" is an inefficient, single articulation pole low-pass filter and is extremely inefficient at transporting power equally across the entire audio bandwidth. MIT’s Generation 3 HR speaker interfaces with Multipole™ Technology are built using the proven 2C3D technology platform.
About 2C3D™ technology
2C3D, which is an acronym for "Two-Channel, Three-Dimension," is a technology pioneered by Bruce Brisson, founder of MIT Cables. 2C3D technology was engineered to create a believable three-dimensional soundstage from a two channel system. This technology offers the optimal balance between detail, imaging and a lifelike soundstage that has a true sense of "depth." 2C3D makes it easy to identify each of the individual instruments and voices within a soundstage that retains height, width and depth, at any volume level.
Imagine yourself in the back row of an auditorium listening to your favorite piece of live music. 2C3D technology effectively picks you up and places you right in the exact sweet spot of the auditorium. You are then able to perfectly experience the directionality and dimensionality of the performance. This is the 2C3D experience.
Fractional Articulation Technology and HR Switching
With the simple flip of a switch, you can move from "standard resolution" to "high resolution" mode by activating Fractional Articulation Technology (F.A.T.).
First introduced in our Maximum Articulation products in 2010, F.A.T. is now included in the Oracle V1.3 HR and Oracle V2.3 HR speaker interfaces. F.A.T. enables these interfaces to retrieve additional information that resides within each octave of the musical signal, forming individual images with crisp detail and without artificial hardness. Smooth and liquid from top to bottom, F.A.T. precisely extracts information lost by JUST cables, rendering incredible detail and solid image placement with more lifelike transients than ever thought possible. The result: improved timbre, texture and unparalleled detail, while preserving all of the delicate spatial information associated with 2C3D playback.
Oracle V1.3 HR Wide & Ultra-Wide speaker interface
The Oracle V1.3 HR tops the Gen 3 speaker line with 80/105 poles (Standard/High-Resolution mode in Wide Bandwidth) or 84/109 poles (Standard/High-Resolution mode in Ultra-Wide Bandwidth) of articulation! All Oracle performance characteristics are readily apparent; rich detailed imaging, precise powerful bass, clean highs without grain or edginess. You’ll experience unprecedented tonal complexity that retains a rich overtone and harmonic structure within a high-resolution, lifelike 2C3D soundstage. The modular design ensures you’re ready for future upgrades or if a different cable length is ever desired. The V1.3 HR employs patented MIT 2C3D technologies: SIT® (Stable Image Technology) and JFA® (Jitter Free Analog). Stable Image Technology ensures that the soundstage will retain its proper dimensional proportions, regardless of power demands, while Jitter Free Analog ensures that all images emitted from within the soundstage are heard from a black background with precise location and clarity, regardless of your choice of volume setting.
Oracle V2.3 HR Wide & Ultra-Wide speaker interface
The Oracle V2.3 HR boasts a stunning 70/95 poles (Standard/ High-Resolution mode) in Wide Bandwidth or 74/99 poles (Standard/High-Resolution mode in Ultra-Wide Bandwidth)! You’ll hear much of the performance characteristics of the V1.3 HR in a lower profile, modular and upgradable enclosure. The V2.3 HR also employs patented MIT 2C3D technologies: SIT® (Stable Image Technology) and JFA® (Jitter Free Analog).
F.A.T. and the value of "2 Cents"
The philosopher Pythagoras is credited with discovering that musical harmony, or consonance comes when the ratio of musical frequencies consist of simple numbers. The story tells of the philosopher talking as he passed a blacksmith shop. While hearing the familiar sounds of ringing hammers he discovered that it was the weights of the hammers themselves that were responsible for the relative tones he heard. He was able to determine that a hammer weighing half as much as another sounded twice as high. This is an octave (2:1). A pair with a weight ratio of 3:2 (a fifth apart) sounded beautiful as well. He discovered that simple ratios made the most pleasing (consonant) sounds.
The more simple the ratio between the harmonic and the fundamental, the more consonant the harmonic is.
Music intervals and cents–
A cent is a unit of measure used for musical intervals. In the western scale, an octave contains 1200 cents. Because each octave has twelve notes, the interval or space between each note is 100 cents*. Cents are often used to measure extremely fine intervals. It is commonly accepted that a person can detect a five to six cent interval. For example, if middle C on a piano lost its tuning to a degree of six cents, the human ear will detect that the key is out of tune, whether it is sharp (up) or flat (down).
Most audiophiles are able to discern a two cent interval or less. This may be due to practice, hours spent listening to music, or it may be simply related to an individual’s "innate ability". This accounts for the ability of one person to detect the tiniest nuance in music while another person may not. Because of the audiophile’s acute ability to discern these minute differences between tones, extreme care must be given in the design and construction of an audio interface to ensure that the consonant intervals and all harmonics being optimized are done so within an exacting tolerance. This technology is only provided by MIT.
Upgrade path to HR now available!
If you are already fortunate enough to own an Oracle V1.3 or 2.3 speaker interface, MIT has an upgrade path to the new HR Series! This upgrade adds 25 Poles of Fractional Articulation Technology to either the 2.3 or 1.3 level interfaces. MIT is able to pass on substantial savings to current "Dot 3" products by reusing portions of the existing hardware during the factory upgrade process. Contact MIT for more information.