MIT MI-330 Proline Shotgun interconnects & MH-750 Shotgun speaker cables Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog source: VPI TNT Mk.IV turntable, VPI JMW Memorial 12" tonearm, Grado Reference cartridge.
Digital source: Wadia 830 CD player.
Preamplification: Sonic Frontiers Phono 1 phono preamplifier, Adcom GFP-750 line stage.
Power amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.20.6 monoblocks, VTL Ichiban, VAC Renaissance 70/70.
Loudspeakers: Thiel CS7.2.
Accessories: MIT Z-Systems, PAC Super IDOS, and Nirvana AC isolation and AC delivery systems; Nordost ECO3 and Music Fidelity DiskSolution CD treatments; ASC and Echo Busters room-treatment products; Bright Star, VPI, and Merrill equipment stands.—Brian Damkroger

Music Interface Technologies/CVTL, Inc.
4130 Citrus Avenue, Suite #9
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 625-0129

mrplankton2u's picture

A marketing company's idea of specifications gladly passed along to the end consumer by it's advertising agency/independent reviewer:

"Prices: MI-750 Shotgun speaker cables (single-wire): $999/8' pair, plus removable Iconn ends ($9.95-$25.95/4). MI-330 Proline Shotgun interconnect: $849/1m pair, $1289/25' pair. Approximate number of dealers: 174. Warranty: 1 year."


-Nice specificaitons! And your measurements that support the two pages of advertising BS prior to the "specifications":


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Yes Stereophile is living up to its promise as Advertiser-In-Chief for the ever shrinking community of grossly insecure and OCD suffering "audiophiles". Thanks for your valued contributions to both advancing music reproduction and catering to the mental impairments of your tiny band of followers/believers - for a tidy profit, of course.

drblank's picture

One of the reasons why they might not have graphs of the cables they tested is they might not have asked for them from MIT..  I do know this, MIT uses very expensive test equipment which these guys might not be able to afford.  Not every audio magazine can get a $100+ K worth of test equipment to repeat what tests MIT does for their cables.  So, they have one of a couple of options, spend the $100 to $200K in test equipment or get whatever graphs they need from MIT.  Other than that, there arent really much in the way of specs if they don't ask MIT for them.  They can only listen and compare to others and for these cables, they can talk about cable length, price and number of poles or articulation.

Here's my interaction with MIT.  Some systems, they sould great and the user can hear it, some systems they might not be best sutied to meet the taste of the listener, or they simply can't afford them.


But, I would suggest interested parties to read MIT technical white papers, ask them questions directly, and if REALLY interested try them first so to avoid costly mistakes.  To SOME, these can improve the QoS in a system just as much as a new high end pre amp or power amp.