MA vs. 2C3D

What are the differences between MIT’s MA (Maximum Articulation) cables, sold through our “brick and mortar” dealer network, and our 2C3D (2 Channel 3 Dimensional) cables, are available as limited production products. We offer the following to lend clarification:

2C3D Series
2C3D is a technology pioneered by Bruce Brisson of MIT Cables. As the name suggests, 2C3D was engineered to create a believable three dimensional soundstage from a two channel system. The 2C3D technology offers the optimal balance between detail, imaging and soundstage. 2C3D makes it easy to identify each of the individual instruments and voices within a well defined soundstage, at any volume level.

The 2C3D product line includes all series one, series two (Oracle V1.2, for example) and Generation 3 (Shotgun S1.3, for example), series 5 (Shotgun S3.5 for example), speaker cables and interconnects.

MA, HD, and SHD Series
MA, HD, and SHD technology takes the 2C3D technology to a different performance level. While the MA, HD, and SHD offers a similar balance between detail, imaging and sound staging, it is designed to focus more on timbre and texture. Timbre simply describes the quality of a sound as defined by its harmonics, inharmonics and overtones. Also, timbre is sometimes defined as tone color, but tone is better defined as pitch. Texture would describe the layering of sounds on top of each other. More harmonics would mean that more layers (texture) can be recognized. The Maximum Articulation networks create a sense of being in the same “air space” as the live performance, as compared to being able to “see” the images in a high definition format. MIT accomplishes this by placing articulation along the audio bandwidth for the purpose of controlling and preserving more of the harmonic structure.

View the MA product line.

2C3D: 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.

Maximum Articulation: imagine standing up and walking directly onto the front of the stage, with the band. Along with a three dimensional soundstage that is in front of you, the soundstage now feels much closer to you because every instrument and every voice has full timbre and texture . This is the MA experience.

Which is better? Like most things, the answer to that question is entirely subjective. Some audiophiles report that they enjoy the 2C3D image because it more closely resembles listening to music at a live venue. Others, however, report that the MA image is so liquid and enveloping, that they feel more like part of the performance. So, you can be in the audience watching and listening, or part of the performance as it is unfolding!