Review: MIT Matrix HD60 Biwires Speaker cable
My musical preferences lean toward classical, vintage and contemporary jazz, adult progressive, and folk. I use a variety of wonderful recordings from New World Records, such as the Lieberson piano concerto wt the BSO conducted by Seji Ozawa. I also rely on a recording of the Britton/walton violin/viola concerto's on EMI for examples. Both are very well recorded, complex, spacious performances with alot of dynamic swings and color. For me, recreating the original event in my home is the goal. I have SACD recordings from The kimmel center in Philadelphia, which I attended, that I also use, due to my familiarity with the sound and the performances involved. The worst a component or cable could do is to squash dynamics, mask low level detail or be vieled and to sound thin and anemic, as well as lacking in tone. The new MIT HD60 speaker cables are days old and they replaced my MIT Oracle V2.2 and S3.3 biwires. Compared to anything else I have ever owned or heard on demo or in anyone elses system, these cables are several orders of magnitude improved in almost all categories.
I will try my best to find the words for what I'm experiencing, but i must say, it is very difficult. A simple way to put it I guess, is that they deliver a High Definition Blue Ray presentation compared to conventional DVD. Everything is so much more real and present...ALIVE IN THE ROOM!! Low level detail is as good or better than being in the room with the musicians. Better in the sense that you hear things that you couldn't hear even if you were present in the hall or club. A piano player attacking his instrument becomes palpable to the point that you sense his energy and hear his movements and peddle work clearly...you can sense/hear the floor also as an artist manipulates his instrument, be it a bass, kick drum, cello or baton. In other words, the energy of the room lives and breathes and swells and contracts as the music ebbs and flows and lashes out at you. All of this puts you in the living presence of the musicians, which is fine, but that is only one aspect of what they do so well. The Matrix cables add more pixels to every instrument and every note and notes harmonic structure, including overtones. The music is dense, full bodied and bubbling over with color and dead on accurate tonality. The soundstage is becoming room filling from left to right and top to bottom..and thats only after day 2. Full breakin is 2 weeks and then some. Their dimensionality delivers a deep, rounded, wide and tall presentation, that's a living thing, festooned with action and microdynamics. Large scale, complex music is rendered with exceptional clarity and definition at all volume levels with bone crushing macrodynamics...always controlled but not overly or unrealisticaly reigned in. Suffice it to say that these new MIT Matrix cables with FAT technology are game changers for the cable industry and I predict reviews will be forthcoming that will concur with my impressions:O) I cannot imagine changing speaker cables again (because the next level up would be overkill for my current system and they cost as much as a Honda).
NAD C375BEE IA
Denon A100 SACD/CD
Yaquin Tube Output Stage Buffer
B&W PM1 speakers
B&W PV1D sub
MIT Magnum AC2 PC amp
Audioquest NRG 10 PC's for Digital&buffer
MIT S3.3 IC's for buffer and amp
Monster Retro Gold IC from Denon to Buffer
EVS ground enhancers on speakers
Transparent Reference MM2
SR Designer ref
MIT Oracle V2.2 biwire
Various others over the years from Kimber, Cardas, Magnan, Morrow M6, Audoquest Rockefeller etc..