Sam, thanks for sharing your opinions of this cable with us all. You are certainly one of the cable gurus of this site. The more people who are able to submit a review on a product, the better able we on this site are to form a concensus for that product. When and where it will work well, and vice versa. Your opinions seem to agree with anyone fortunate enough to try this cable in their system. The sound of silver has a lot of myths attached to it, foremost that it is bright. While it is true that silver is open and honest, a good silver cable should not be bright. Some people say that silver is just a microscope, drawing attention to whatever is "wrong" with one's silver. I take more of a middle of the road approach. Feeling that there surely are silver cables which are bright, harsh, or irritating. But, also saying that silver should be used in a complimentary system. My whole point in a nutshell is system synergy. Components must match and/or balance other components. Otherwise, the most expensive system in the world will not yield anything beyond bad sound. Conversely, a very satisfying system can be inexpensive. It just takes a little effort. Products which offer true world class sound at real world prices are abundant in this industry. Despite others telling us we are required to equate better with more expensive. HomeGrown Audio Silver Lace certainly is the best interconnect I have come across in my system. It is not a great budget cable, but a reference quality cable that happens to offer a price lower than other reference quality cables. I would never stand up, as so many do, and say it is the best interconnect. No cable is the best for any and all systems. Anyone who argues this point is either misinformed or a liar. As has been stated above, in a system voiced warmly, this is a product that should be auditioned. People with tubes and speakers which are not so forward are good candidates for Silver Lace. People with more upfront solid state and forward or bright speakers would probably be wise to look elsewhere. I can say that at its best, Silver Lace offers an open, detailed, punchy, extended(at both frequency extremes), yet liquid, full, and grainless sound.