Goodwin's High End

High End Cables:

Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Audio Research Kubala Sosna Linn MIT
MIT-Spectral Nordost Shunyata Tara Labs

What can good cables do for my system?

In the days of yore cables were considered just a way to connect up an audio system. However over the past few decades advancements in measurements have allowed designers a more comprehensive glimpse into the inner workings of cabling than were previously available. Cables can have an immense impact on the ability of your system to function up to its full potential. Of course to really understand how much difference cables can make you merely need to listen for yourself.

Note: While this listing is representative of what we carry it is not always completely current. So for the most up to date information please call us at 781-893-9000


Audio Research

Founded in 1969 by Bill Johnson, Audio Research is known as one of the oldest and most established high end audio component manufacturers. In 2008 they were acquired by Quadrivio SGR, a private-equity firm.

NOTE: While we carried Audio Research for many years, more recently our sales of Audio Research tailed off so we no longer have Audio Research cables on display. However should you ever need your Audio Research cables repaired you are welcome to give us a call at 781-893-9000.

 Audio Research also makes digital components, pre-amplifiers, and amplifiers.

 


Kubala Sosna

A wide range of cables are available. Their website is here. Please contact us with your specific needs.

 


Linn

Linn makes three ranges of products: high performance audio/video products, including speakers, custom installation products which allow house-wide music, and one-box music or movie components.. Within these ranges, Linn makes phono components, digital components, preamplifiers, amplifiers, speakers, surround sound processors, cables, and tuners. The Linn K400 speaker cable is pictured at the left.

 

 

 

Linn Interconnects
Linn Silver Interconnect RCA-RCA cable. 1.2m
Linn Black Interconnect RCA-RCA cable. 1.2m.
Linn CAT5 terminated Knekt cable. 25m.
Linn Balanced Line Interconnects
Linn Silver Balanced Interconnect Cable. 1.2m.
Linn Speaker Cables
Linn K10 terminated speaker cable. 2.5m.
Linn K-Series Bulk Speaker Cables
Linn K10 bulk speaker cable.
Linn K20 bulk speaker cable.
Linn K400 bulk speaker cable
Linn K600 bulk speaker cable.

 


MIT

MIT makes quite an extensive selection of audio, digital, and video cables. The selection of cables can be quite daunting. Please feel free to contact us with questions or help in selecting an appropriate cable for your application. Also note that many of the MIT cable names are easily confused; very different sounding cables have very similar sounding names.

Unless otherwise noted, audio cables are priced per pair, whereas digital and video cables are priced individually. Speaker cables are single wired and interconnects are single ended (RCA) unless otherwise noted. For brevity, we have priced just one length of cable, typically 1m (meter) for interconnects, or 8' (or sometimes 10') for speaker cables. Generally, longer cables are not that much more expensive. For example, cable that is 10 times longer might only cost 23% to 50% more. MIT also makes AC Power Conditioning equipment.

MIT Interconnects MIT Balanced Interconnects MIT Phono Interconnects MIT Digital Interconnects
MIT Speaker Cables MIT Video Cables MIT / Spectral Cables

MIT Interconnects:

EXp Series interconnects
MIT EXp 3 interconnects.
MIT EXp 2 interconnects.
MIT EXp 1 interconnects.
AVt Series interconnects
MIT AVt 3 interconnects.
MIT AVt 2 interconnects.
MIT AVt 1 interconnects
MIT AVt MA interconnects.
 
Shotgun Series interconnects
MIT Shotgun S3 interconnects
MIT Shotgun S2 interconnects.
MIT Shotgun S1 interconnects.
MIT Shotgun MA interconnects.
 
These interconnects are switchable (low, medium, and high) impedance.
Magnum Series interconnects
MIT Magnum M3 interconnects
MIT Magnum M2 interconnects.
MIT Magnum M1 interconnects.
MIT Magnum MA interconnects.
 
These interconnects are switchable (low, medium, and high) impedance.
Oracle Series interconnects
MIT Oracle MA interconnects.
 
These interconnects switchable (low, medium, and high) impedance—as well as for articulation.

 

MIT Balanced Line Interconnects:

Shotgun Series interconnects
MIT Shotgun S3 Proline balanced interconnects.
MIT Shotgun S2 Proline balanced interconnects.
MIT Shotgun S1 Proline balanced interconnects.
 
These interconnects switchable (low, medium, and high) impedance.
Magnum Series balanced interconnects
MIT Magnum M3 Proline balanced interconnects.
MIT Magnum M2 Proline balanced interconnects.
MIT Magnum M1 Proline balanced  interconnects.
 
These interconnects switchable (low, medium, and high) impedance.
Oracle Series balanced interconnects
MIT Oracle MA Balanced interconnect.

 

MIT Phono Interconnects:

MIT Shotgun S1 Phono interconnect. RCA-RCA.
MIT Magnum M1 Phono interconnect. RCA-RCA.
MIT Oracle V1.1 Phono interconnect. RCA-RCA.

 

MIT Digital Interconnects:

AVt Series digital interconnects
MIT AVt 3 digital interconnect.
MIT AVt 2 digital interconnect.
MIT AVt 1 digital interconnect.
Reference digital interconnects
 
MIT Proline Digital Reference AES/EBU balanced digital cable (XLR-XLR).
AVt Series optical digital interconnects
MIT AVt 3 optical digital interconnect (TosLink).
MIT AVt 2 optical digital interconnect (TosLink).
MIT AVt 1 optical digital interconnect (TosLink).

 

MIT Speaker Cables:

EXp Series speaker cables
MIT EXp 3 speaker cables.
MIT EXp 2 speaker cables.
MIT EXp 1 speaker cables.
Note: These speaker cables are fitted with MIT's modular "iconn" speaker connector system. This offers a flexible choice of different spade lugs or other connectors. Your choice of connectors will add accordingly to the cost of the cables.
AVt Series speaker cables
MIT AVt 3 speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
MIT AVt 2 speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
MIT AVt 1 speaker cables
Bi-Wire version.
MIT AVt MA speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
Note: These speaker cables are fitted with MIT's modular "iconn" speaker connector system. This offers a flexible choice of different spade lugs or other connectors. Your choice of connectors will add accordingly to the cost of the cables.
Shotgun Series speaker cables
MIT Shotgun S3 speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
MIT Shotgun S2 speaker cables.
Bi-Wire Version.
MIT Shotgun S1 speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
MIT Shotgun MA speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
Magnum Series speaker cables
MIT Magnum M3 speaker cables.
Bi-wire version..
MIT Magnum M2 speaker cables
Bi-Wire version.
MIT Magnum M1 speaker cables.
Bi-wire version..
MIT Magnum MA speaker cables.
Bi-wire version.
 
These speaker cables are available in standard and EX tuning
 
Standard speaker tail length is 16". Longer tails are available. Order two sets for Bi-wire cables.
32" Magnum tails. Additional.
48" Magnum tails. Additional.
Reference Series speaker cables
MIT Oracle MA modular speaker cable.
MIT Oracle MA Bi-Wire modular speaker cable.

Please feel free to call for a recommendation for your amplifier and system.

 

MIT Video Cables:

AVt Series Video Interconnects
MIT AVt 3 S-Video  interconnect.
MIT AVt 2 S-Video  interconnect.
MIT AVt 1 S-Video  interconnect.
MIT AVt 3 Composite Video interconnect.
MIT AVt 2 Composite Video interconnect.
MIT AVt 1 Composite Video interconnect.
MIT AVt 3 Component Video (set of 3 RCA-RCA) interconnect.
MIT AVt 2 Composite Video (set of 3 RCA-RCA) interconnect.
MIT AVt 1 Composite Video (set of 3 RCA-RCA) interconnect.
AVI (Analog Video Interface) Series Video Interconnects
MIT AVI S-Video interconnect.
MIT AVI Component Video interconnect.
3 wire set. RCA standard; BNC available.
MIT AVI RGB Video interconnect.
5 wire set. BNC standard.

 

MIT Spectral Cables

MIT makes special speaker cables for use with Spectral amplifiers. These cables provide the correct electrical environment for the proper and safe operations of the amplifier. Because Spectral amplifiers have a bandwidth that extends into the megahertz region, they require a special pole arrangement in the network box of the MIT speaker cable. The speaker cables also provide the proper output inductance for the amplifier. Spectral guarantees their amplifiers only when used with approved MIT speaker cables. The following cables are specifically labeled "Spectral." With some Spectral amplifiers, you may also use certain other models the MIT Reference series speaker cables. Please feel free to consult us for specific recommendations.

Note: Only Spectral's amplifiers require these cables. Their preamplifiers, D-A converts, and CD Transport may be used with any desired cable, including non-MIT cables. However, for sonic reasons, we still recommend MIT Spectral interconnects cables in these applications.

MIT Spectral Interconnects
MIT MI-330 Spectral Ultralinear Series II interconnects.
MIT MI-350 Spectral Ultralinear Series II interconnects..
MIT Spectral Speaker Cables
MIT MH-750 Spectral Ultralinear Series II speaker cable.
MIT MH-770 Spectral Ultralinear Series II speaker cable.

 


Nordost

Nordost make excellent flat cables. Many options exist for termination, bi-wiring, and balanced use. Please call for details.

 

 

Nordost Interconnects
Nordost Blue Heaven silver interconnects.
Nordost Red Dawn extruded silver interconnects.
Nordost Baldur Mono Filament  interconnects.
Nordost Heimdall Mono Filament interconnects.
Nordost Frey Mono Filament interconnects.
Nordost Tyr Reference interconnects.
Nordost Valhalla Reference interconnects.
Nordost Speaker Cables
Nordost Blue Heaven Rev II silver speaker cables.
Nordost Red Dawn Rev II extruded silver speaker cables.
Nordost Baldur Micro Mono Filament speaker cables.
Nordost Heimdall Micro Mono Filament speaker cables.
Nordost Frey Micro Mono Filament speaker cables.
Nordost Tyr Micro Mono Filament speaker cables.
Nordost Valhalla Micro Mono Filament speaker cables.
Nordost Digital Cables
Nordost MoonGlo Silver Digital interconnect.
Nordost Silver Shadow Mono Filament Digital interconnect.
Nordost Valhalla Micro Mono Filament Digital interconnect RCA.
     AES-EBU.
Nordost Video Cables
Nordost Optix Composite Video cable.
Nordost Optix Super S-Video cable.
Nordost Optix Component Video cable (3 signals).
Nordost Optix RGB Video cable (5 signals).
Nordost Home Theater Interconnects
Nordost BassLine Shielded interconnects.
Nordost BassLine Subwoofer interconnects.

 


Shunyata

Shunyata makes power conditioners, power cables, and audio cables. Their website is here.

Note: All Shunyata cables are priced individually, rather than in pairs.

 

Shunyata interconnects
Shunyata Altair RCA interconnects.
               XLR interconnects.
Shunyata Antares RCA interconnect.
                  XLR interconnect.
Shunyata speaker cables
Shunyata Gemini speaker cables.
Shunyata Andromeda speaker cables.
Shunyata Orion speaker cables.

 


Tara Labs

Tara Labs makes cables and AC Power Conditioning equipment.

 

 

 


Tara Labs cables
Tara Labs has a very wide variety of cables available. Their website is here. Please call for product information and for recommendations.
   
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