Highly Affordable 'Hollow Oval' Cable
Analysis Plus Oval 12 is a highly affordable 12-gauge cable constructed using the company's exclusive 'hollow oval' cross-section conductor array. Oval 12 offers 90 percent of the sonic benefits of the company's acclaimed Oval Nine cable, but at a much lower cost.
Oval 12 incorporates a patented woven design in which every conductor is statistically as close to the return cable as every other wire. The result is evenly distributed current density that adds up to better signal transfer than conventional solid-conductor cable designs.
Oval 12 has been upgraded from past models with a faster dielectric for a faster rise time and better performance. Analysis Plus also optimized the oval geometry for even more uniform current distribution.
Revolutionary Hollow Oval Conductor Design
Analysis Plus is uniquely qualified as an authority on speaker cable design. The Flushing, Michigan-based company earned its reputation testing and analyzing cables for leading cable manufacturers whose names you'd recognize in a flash. After examining the best, Analysis Plus decided it could do even better by developing its own proprietary hollow-oval conductor design.
Why the unique conductor geometry? Mark Markel and Qinwei Sun, the chief engineers at Analysis Plus, determined that round cable used in conventional speaker cable designs has high levels of current bunching, skin effect phenomenon, and other frequency characteristics that degrade signal quality. Rectangular conductors were a little better, but these suffered high electric field values caused by sharp corners which can also cut into and injure the dielectric when the cable is flexed.
After many computer simulations, Analysis Plus found that a hollow oval cable was the best design due to its minimal change in resistance with frequency, plus other benefits. The company chose a flexible, braided conductor rather than the conventional solid conductor, which is susceptible to kinks and deformations with resulting signal degradation. A unique woven pattern places every wire statistically as close to the return current as every other wire for evenly distributed high-current density and superior sound.