Second Hand – Mint
Any conductor subjected to alternating current generates a vibrational phenomenon (Laplace force). Stéphane Missakian, the designer of Murmure Audio cables, defines his approach as follows: “A unique concept of eliminating disturbances generated by the flow in the cable was a revelation to me in listening. This technique, originally developed for the power supply of precision instruments, is materialized by boxes inserted on the cable.” The idea is to break the cable resonance generated by the power supply. No LCR filter-type components in these boxes, but a physical intervention on the cable’s geometry. Made with “cost no object” materials.
The term “purity” is often overused; here, it is entirely appropriate. The Ultimate Secteur is the opposite of a demonstrative cable. Yet it sets up the musical signal with total clarity. The hierarchy of planes is perfect, absolute silence, the sensation of total transparency, without showiness but with a great sense of hierarchies, proportions, timbres, and energy relationships. The soundstage is gigantic, completely cleaned, liberated, intense like never before.