The Planus HB interconnect cable is MG Audio's latest design, and is a hybrid interconnect that uses both silver and copper as the conductor.
The Planus HB extracts best sonic characteristics from Planus CU and Planus AG. It is both warm and detailed, allowing the listener to have both a relaxed musical presentation while also providing most of the detail associated with Planus AG.
The Planus HB offers the best of both sonic worlds so to speak. Unless you are the type of person that requires every last little bit of resolution be present, this is the wire for you. To us, this is the most musically satisfying interconnect MG Audio offers.
The Sound of Planus
Many speaker wires and interconnects are rolled on the top end and emphasize the mid and upper bass regions. This emphasis, in the case of some wires, results from a psychoacoustic shift as a result of the rolled highs. Other wires emphasize the entire bass region at the expense of the top end. They sound warm and polite, but suck some of the life out of the music. They can obscure the musical expression/emotion the musicians—the tapestry of the music.
Planus wires are not polite or warm and fuzzy. They are honest in their presentation of the music. The top end is very extended (flat into the megahertz range). The midrange is very open, detailed, and sweet. Bass is fast and deep while also allowing one to hear the complex harmonic structure contained in the bass. The soundstaging is excellent in our reference wires and without peer in our state-of-the-art cables. They all offer a holographic presentation of not only lead singer/instruments, but also instruments at the back of the soundstage. Because of their speed and detail, you can hear subtle voice inflections or the slight bending of notes. Planus wires and interconnects are also very capable of capturing microdynamics. Overall, these wires bring you closer to the musical performance.
A word about handling MG Audio Ribbon cables
MG Audio Cables are hand built cables that use copper or silver foil as their conductors. Think of how you handle aluminum foil and how easy it is to rip the edge. In raw form as a foil, the conductor is extremely fragile. Now the good news, once cut and encased in the dielectric material, the foil is safe from tearing and forms a cohesive whole that is sturdy. In other words, this isn’t like typical round wire with strain relief that allows you to grab the middle and give it a yank. It isn’t typical round wire that you can step on and essentially handle roughly. This is foil; it should be handled carefully, not bent, and not just thrown around. If you have a rack where everything is crammed together because of space limitations, this may not be the best cable for your situatio
Pricing and custom lengths
Custom lengths for the Planus CU interconnect are available, but do not have the 30-day money back guarantee. A restocking fee will be applied to all non-standard length wires returned to us within the 30-day period. Additionally, single-ended interconnects will not be offered in lengths over 1.5 meters. Custom terminations are available, but may entail an extra charge. Please contact us with any questions about prices for custom orders. We do not recommend bi-wiring with Planus speaker wire because the wire’s topology is not designed for maximum performance in this configuration. Instead we offer custom jumpers at a very reasonable price.
Please note that prices are for continental US online sales only and do not include overseas shipping or customs costs; prices may vary based on location.