Low End Punch Plus Incredible Mids and Highs
Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 speaker cable use pure silver over a stabilizing strand of oxygen-free copper that's braided into the hollow oval geometry. Compared to the original Silver Oval speaker cable, Silver Oval 2 speaker cable is 12 gauge in thickness and benefits from a more elongated oval geometry for even better performance.
This cable is very fast and detailed but without the harshness often associated with silver cables. With the Silver Oval 2 version, it now has even more of a punch in the low end with the incredible mids and highs that people love in the original Silver Oval.
"Positive, Dramatic" Improvements
"The differences wrought in my system by the addition of the Analysis Plus Silver Oval speaker cables and interconnects are positive, dramatic and immediately apparent," reports Clement Perry in his Stereo Times review of the original Silver Oval series for May 2000. "I can't recommend the Analysis Plus Silver Oval more highly."
Revolutionary Hollow Oval Design
Analysis Plus is uniquely qualified as an authority on speaker cable design. The Detroit-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.
Meticulously constructed using a patent-pending woven design, Silver Oval 2 is made by layering pure silver over a stabilizer strand of high-purity OFC oxygen free copper, which is then woven into a more elongated hollow oval conductor. The Silver Oval Cable is then combined with a computer matched dielectric and is shielded against EMI and other interference for ultra-quiet, noise-free performance. Instruments emerge out of a silent background. Depth and detail are exquisite.