The Monitor range of cables from Signal Projects is their newly-released entry level series and among truly high end cables, represents excellent value combined with a superb level of performance. Built to the same incredible standards as other Signal Projects audio cables, the Monitor range are manufactured using a twisted conductor pair of hybrid design, using extremely high purity copper in a unique format. Insulation and shielding are of Signal Projects’ own design and extremely high purity. The range includes balanced and single-ended interconnects, tone arm cable (with options of XLR, RCA or DIN connectors), digital interconnects available in BNC or RCA 75ohm and AES/EBU 110ohm, power cables with UK or continental connectors and speaker cables.
Signal Projects firmly believe that although a wire is just a simple connection between two devices, for those whose intention is to realize the ultimate performance of a system it would be totally unwise to rely on simplistic cable applications. The cable manufacturing process is demanding due to the large number of factors that need to be considered in order to maximise performance without adversely affecting sonic characteristics. Factors such as resistance, capacitance, impedance, inductance, skin effect, power loss, proximity effect and many others can affect cables, as can the effectiveness of shielding, grounding, insulation and overall build quality. The application of proper scientific principles produces excellent, measurable results. Virtually all Signal Projects cables have capacitance values of between 35pF and 85pF per metre and inductance as low as 2uH.
Current retail prices:
Interconnect (XLR, RCA or BNC): 1m stereo £600. Additional £110 per extra 0.5m
Phono connector (XLR, RCA, 5-pin DIN): 1m stereo £570. Additional £100 per extra 0.5m
Digital 75ohm (RCA or BNC): 1m £390. Additional £70 per extra 0.5m
Digital 110ohm (AES/EBU XLR): 1m £400. Additional £70 per extra 0.5m
AC Power cable: 1.5m £440. Additional £60 per extra 0.5m
Speaker cables: 2m stereo pair £970. Additional £140 per extra 0.5m