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Ecosse Conductor CA-1 Original review

The Conductor has lost its edge to newer rivals Tested at £50

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Award-winning cable that's still good but it's no longer the class-leader it was


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    Good detail resolution

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    strong dynamics

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    Refinement and timing is not as good

Give The Conductor something complicated like Buddy Rich's The Beat Goes On and it digs up a crisply detailed sound, with a well-integrated midrange and bass.

It's a touch heavy on the top end though, with treble verging on the strident, while it lacks some drive next to its near rivals. It's a good cable, but falls short of greatness.

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