I know this has been a topic before but I was wondering if anyone really knew what Transparent puts in those cool looking black boxes. God knows they charge enough for their cables and one would think they would put a picture of the network box contents on their website but no such luck. I've heard everything from a single cheap resistor hot glued in place to exactly three parts in each model no more or less. I've researched this on audio asylum and the opinions vary as well. If anyone knows for sure and better yet can direct us to a photo url, that would be wonderful.
07-15-04: Panny Grills make a difference with my speakers also. My designer set the speakers up with the grills and said they are meant to be on as that is how he tuned them.
Even different stands make a difference. Some speakers are more critical to change than other's.
Last year I tested to see what cable designs worked best and then sent them to 7 people with various systems and some dealers to get feedback to see weather there would be synergy problems or issues.
I have listened to several systems with Transparent cables and while they are smooth I do not think the network boxes are beneficial. They might be better in some systems ,but in others they are not. I tried to design cables which had wide synergistic reliability with out clipping the freq extremes. Pretty hard thing to do.
08-08-04: Panny I cannot get past adding a network to cables as that ingest something which over rides the purity of the signal. Living in Maine I have heard their wires and am not impressed for teh price.