m. ULTRANOVA Loudspeaker Cable
For many years I’ve had a love-hate relationship with “ribbon” conductors, as it seems that in order to solve certain problems they created new ones. There’s something delightfully simple about a ribbon conductor, of course, and I admit to being lured by the siren song of what ribbons do really well. But over time certain things emerged that, to my ears, made the ribbon approach … incomplete.
For me, that ends here.
Ultranova takes a 99.999% pure silver ribbon that has been annealed dead soft, carefully (as in very carefully) twists it into a gentle helix, and then sends it, by hand, down an air-filled Teflon tube. The special construction lends Ultranova a high velocity in a fast (air) dielectric, with lots of surface area as well as lots of conductor mass.
This what I personally consider to be a “high information” cable and believe is probably the most neutral in the redlevel series.