The Oracle MA-X Speaker Cable
Unsurpassed control of articulation and imaging
MIT Cables' Oracle MA-X Speaker Cable, with Adjustable Articulation Response Module (A.A.R.M), gives you total control of articulation between your amplifier and loudspeaker. It is engineered to optimally transport the harmonic structure of a musical piece between the source and the load throughout the entire audio bandwidth.
Also available in a bi-wire configuration.
What does it do?
In order to understand the new MA-X technology inside the Oracle MA-X Speaker cable, we need to understand music theory.
Before any performance, members of an ensemble fine tune their instruments in a specific key, eliminating dissonance. When completed, one notices that each instrument resonates perfectly in pitch with the other instruments in the group, creating consonance, or a pleasing listening experience. It is the goal of these musicians to find instruments which possess the ability to vibrate with sets of harmonic frequencies which are musically sounding pleasing, (i.e. mathematically related).
An octave contains 1200 cents. A musical interval is the relationship between the pitches of two notes. The interval between two adjacent piano keys is a half tone and is equal to 100 cents. Expressing the musical intervals between successive harmonics given in cents helps to show the relationship between each harmonic within a given musical scale. Most people can easily hear a five cent change between musical intervals, while experienced musicians and audiophiles can hear a change much smaller than that.
Harmonics are always separated by whole numbers; inharmonics and overtones are not, and are therefore not equally spaced from one another. Additionally, harmonics, inharmonics and overtones are all ascending in nature. Mathematically the harmonic series is an arithmetic series (2xf, 3xf, 4xf, etc.), while the octave series is a geometric progression (2xf, 4xf, 8xf, etc.), and where f is the fundamental frequency given in Hertz, e.g., 1 Hertz = 1 vibration per second.
Application of Harmonics
Until MA Technology, speaker cables couldn't maintain complex and consonant tones between their input and output because simple cable, or poorly designed 'black box' networked cables, scramble the harmonics. These types of cables dynamically discriminate against the magnitudes of the harmonics while simultaneously changing the intervals/pitch between notes of the music. The harmonics then are no longer equidistant between themselves (think of the 100 cent interval between the two piano keys) or to the fundamental/tonic of the music. When this occurs within a cable, consonant intervals that were pleasing to listen to, become dissonant, or unpleasant to listen to.
MA Technology, released in 2007, was the first cable that was engineered around the criteria of maintaining harmonic integrity when transporting music between the input and output of a system's components. The new Oracle MA-X speaker cable with A.A.R.M. now takes this another step further. The MA-X not only contains 105 poles of articulation, but also gives the audiophile a means of "fine tuning" articulation, thereby helping to maintain equidistance between the music's harmonics, preserving pitch, and insuring the consonance of the music.
articulation (ar·tic·u·la·tion )
Pronunciation: (") är-"ti-ky&-'lA-sh&n
1: the action or manner of jointing or interrelating.
2: the act of giving utterance or expression.
3: the act or manner of articulating sounds.
4: an articulated utterance or sound; specifically: CONSONANT sounds.
In Speech, articulation deals with (articulatory phonetics), their acoustic properties (acoustic phonetics), and how they combine to make syllables, words, and sentences (linguistic phonetics).
In Music, articulation is a sign, direction, or performance technique which indicates or affects the transition or continuity between notes or sounds.
In the world of Recorded Music and Cinema playback, articulation is the singular objective to audiophiles and videophiles the world over. The Oracle MA-X AARM speaker cable is the world's first fully-adjustable articulation speaker interface. The Oracle MA-X is the industry standard, raising the bar to an unsurpassed 105 poles of articulation. With 105 poles of articulation, the timbre is full, natural and rich, and the textures remain thick and dense, ensuring that voices and instruments will not lose their natural tones. All voices and instruments are "painted" on a noise-free background and portrayed within a large three-dimensional soundstage, remaining rock solid over a greater dynamic range. Perfect for use with Oracle MAX-V audio interconnects.
FAQs about MIT Interfaces
What's in the box? For over 20 years Bruce Brisson has been researching precisely what the function of a cable is. Simply put, a cable's job is to deliver the signal with frequency, amplitude and phase intact with no distortions of these critical relationships. After years of experimentation and receiving patents on sophisticated cable geometries, he concluded that only after applying network technology would he be able to accomplish that goal.
Inside the box is a series of complex networks comprised of passive components aimed at improving the cable's linearity. The result is easily heard as better bass, improved imaging and focus and more open highs.
Is it a crossover? No. The networks are designed to store and release current and voltage in proper relationships, but do not function as a filter. The cable networks are wired in parallel and do not impair any signal flow; thus, your components are directly connected with high quality materials.