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MCRU announce a brand new design of stereo interconnect made to slot into our range at the "TOP", we have taken our "Ultimate" interconnect and modified it to sound even better. The specification is hard to beat without spending much more, sound quality is up there with the best acording to our trials.
5N pure silver cable, carbon infused outer sleeving to stop RFI, Furutech top of the range RCA plugs with carbon fibre bodies and OCC rhodium plated centre pin, these really are the rolls royce of connectors and sound superb.
As standard the No.1 interconnect is 1 metre long, longer lengths can be ordered using the menu, the No.1 is also available as a digital cable using the same configuration. MCRU give a 30 day money back guarantee on every product so buy with confidence.
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A natural winner.
From the start it was clear that this interconnect was special. I used it to replace either a VdH cable that I thought was the best 'natural' sounding interconnect when I bought it, or to replace an Atlas interconnect which always added a little excitement. Both interconnects have been well reviewed and remain the favourites of some professional reviewers. In either case the MCRU No.1 was better - both at relaying a natural sound and delivering excitment with authority. Here are some notes from the first 30 hours use.
1 hour - Bella Hardy - female vocals clearer and more 'real'. Bass well extended.
5 hours - Unthanks -Mount the Air- complex sections easier to follow and instruments sound more natural
10 hours - Walter Trout 'The blues came calling' - The band are playing together. Bass has real impact and control. Easy to follow the bass and guitar lines even when the drummer gets rather enthusiastic!
15 hours - Cannonball Adderley - trumpet has a nice brassy edge - double bass has texture, notes clear and feels 'real' - piano sounds real.
18 hours Schubert 'Death and the Maiden'. String quartets can be very revealing. Here the four instruments occupy clear areas of the stage and sound natural. Hall ambience and reverberation is able to be heard throughout the performance. The best I have heard this CD sound - and It has been played every week or two, and therefore on every iteration of my system, for the last 10 years!
20 hours - June Tabor 'Aleyn' - Vocal sounds real - reverberation from recording venue clear and appropriate - accompanying instruments clearly recorded and the result is a moving and coherent performance.
25 hours - Eleanor McEvoy 'Alone'. Studio ambience bathes the sound of her voice. The instruments sound real and very much as she sounded when I last saw her performing live.
30 hours -Lisa Carthy 'Dreams of breathing underwater'. Wow. Last time I listened to this the instrumentation didn't make sense. Now it does! Not your traditional 'folk' backing but an extremely effective mix of electronica and 'real' instruments around a clear and realistic vocal. Bass sounds have real textures and can be distinguished easily from each other.
So, in summary, this interconnect delivers! It offers natural sound across the whole frquency range, provides a 'black' space between notes (i.e.it has low background noise and adds very litlle to the signal) and exhibits a clear and coherent sense of timing in the music it transfers (assuming of course that the musicians are playing in time!).