The Absolute Sound - Robert Harley Reviews the ACC 268 - "Stratospheric"
What the heck is an Articulation Control Console?
To a cynic, it’s nothing more than a fancy name for a speaker cable. To others, the Articulation Control Console represents the culmination of everything MIT founder Bruce Brisson has learned over his 35-plus-year career designing…”Stratospheric”, “..unlike any other differences I’ve heard between components”. Read more here: The ACC 268 Review by Robert Harley
Recipient of the 2019 Editor's Choice Award - The Absolute Sound
“Yes, the MIT ACC 268 is crazy-expensive, but for those of you well-off enough to afford it, I don’t think that you’ll find a more musically rewarding speaker interface.”
Recipient of the 2018 Editor's Choice Award - The Absolute Sound
“MIT’s ACC 268 Articulation Control Consoles are unique in their conception, design, and, most importantly, performance. I confess to not fully understanding the concept of “articulation” in cables, or how the ACC 268 works, but I can report that no other cable I’ve heard offers the MIT’s foundational virtues or its flexibility in tuning a system’s sound.”
Recipient of the 2017 Editor's Choice Award - The Absolute Sound
“MIT’s ACC268 “Articulation Control Consoles” are undoubtedly the world’s most expensive speaker cables, but they are unlike any cables extant. The control consoles are 45-pound enclosures housing the network along with unique adjustments that allow you to tune the cable to your system. This tuning has nothing to do with tonal balance, but rather with a dynamic verve in different parts of the frequency range. Beyond esoteric and justifiable in only the highest of high-end systems, the ACC268 delivers a sound quality that is unmatched by any other cable in RH’s experience. “
Recipient of the 2017 Top Pick Award - The Absolute Sound
“The ACC 268’s adjustability takes the form of four knobs on the console’s top panel. Three of the knobs are marked “Low,” “Mid,” and “High,” respectively. The fourth on-off knob is marked “2C3D” (Two- Channel, Three-Dimensional). Rather than interpret the idea of “articulation” in cables, I’ve included an interview with Bruce Brisson so that you get the story straight from the horse’s mouth. “
Munich High End 2016 - "Best Sound (Cost No Object)"
“At perhaps the best dealer showroom I’ve ever visited, MySound, the Wilson Alexx was paired with Pass Labs electronics, a Sound Devices 744T recorder into a Meitner DAC, and MIT cables and interconnects, including MIT’s new ACC 268 articulation consoles. On a wonderful recording by Peter McGrath of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata, the piano sounded very natural and realistic, with concussive impact, great focus, and beautiful timbre. This demonstration in an optimized room showed how good this speaker can be.” Jonathan Valin
Munich High End 2016 - "Most Significant Product Introduction"
“MIT’s Articulation Consoles bring one closer to the sound of a live performance.” Jonathan Valin
Positive Feedback 2017 - Gregory Petan Reviews the ACC 169
“The soundstage conjured by the MIT really pushed the limits of the Sonus Faber Lilium loudspeakers, feeling limitless. Recordings and their inherent soundstages are revealed to the fullest.”
“Acoustic instruments are extremely well served by the MIT. “Good bye-for My Father” from Brian Bromberg’s Wood again, offers up a level of sheer tactile realism, unable to be reached with prior cable looms I’ve auditioned, with timbre and texture that is spot on”
“With these latest iterations MIT has thrown down a gauntlet for all others to traverse.” Read more here: The ACC 169 Review by Gregory Petan