I have to say that I am very much in agreement with what Chatnoir has said concerning the Maddie Signature cables. These cables have replaced the Audio Metallurgy and Synergistic cables in my sytem and really bring some fine qualities to my music. After burning them for 3 days, I first inserted them between my Dac and PreAmp and put on a Dire Straigts disc. When I hit the second trac, On Every Street, I couldnt beleive my ears. This disc always sounded good, but this was superlative. The bass underpinning this song was extended and controled in a way that gave the soundstage both more depth and width. Knopfler's guitar was so rich, and then his voice so present, I was hearing this song in a way I never had before. This held true with almost every disc I played. This is the kind of thing that makes you stay up most of the night just enjoying old favorites. Oscar Peterson Trio's We Get Requests was well served also. Oscars piano was more tangible than before. The lefthand on the keys had proper wieght now and in some cases before where the right hand seemed a bit strident, the notes came through with proper dynamics, but completely under controle. Ed Thigpen's drum kit and especially his brushed cymbals are wonderful and Ray Brown's bass is full and harmonically well developed. Notes decay in seemingly real space. Sometimes Eva Cassidy's voice would be just a bit over the top with respect to stridency on Live At Blues Alley. With these cables, the vocals are still very much alive, you feel you are there, but most of that stridency (which I don't tollerate well) is gone. These cables let emotion come through in spades. Diana Krall, Holly Cole, and Casssandra Wilson to name a few shine with these cables. This weekend I tried the Maddies between my Chinook Phono Stage and PreAmp and found the story to be the same. Instruments are reproduced in their own space, voices are fleshed out, brass has all the pressence it should, and strings are glorious. My system is tube pre and solid state power amplification. Speakers are Magnepan 3.7 .Compared to any other resonably priced cable I have tried, these are incredible! Highly recomended. Considering that they are satisfaction guaranteed, how can you loose?