What is the cost per foot of this wonder wire?
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These cables look extremely interesting. I have admired Jeff Smith's designs when ever I have heard them. Only question I would have, is the way that they connect to the binding post...looks like a home audition on your amp and speaker end may be a must before committing.
If these would work on my amps and speakers, I am certainly going to put these at the top of my audition list.
Ed Shilling at Hornshoppe Horns has been making ribbon speaker cables for many years. When I had his speakers, I noticed his ribbon cables on a photo he used on his site and asked about them. Although he didn't advertise them, he said he'd make them for anyone who asked.
They were copper flat ribbon speaker cables, by the way. They didn't look as nice as these Fidelium cables and the insulation looked like something Mapleshade made: kind of loose and baggy.
If I didn't have my present SCs, I'd give these a try.
All the best,
Just my preference, however, I’ve not cared for speaker cables that connect to the amp and/or speaker the way that there ribbon speaker cables do. I’ve tried several brands and while they sound good it seems like the attachment ends become the weak point of the cable over time.
I do admit that "The conductive surface is a .75 inch square with a .25 inch wide notch compatible with most binding posts" looks like an upgrade compared to what was done in the past.
I'm in major agreement with fxman. I've got a pair of 6' Fideliums myself, and I've got to say that I am stunned at the difference they make. They replaced my Norsodt Blue Heaven LS cables, and their improved imaging and realism is absolutely jaw dropping. I was hoping that I might might hear some beneficial difference. But I never expected a cable that was so good that I was sold before I could finish the first song I listened to. Heck, I knew I was onto something significant after just a few notes.
They are amazing. But don't take my word for it. Something like this, the word on the street will prove me right soon enough. They're just so new that almost no one's heard them. But if you can, you should, provided you have a highly resolving system.
Scolly3. You heard exactly what I did. I have had synergistic Tara labs anti on and on. Tried everything over the 25+ years and nothing has made this much improvement in sound reproduction. When I say everything I mean top brands and show winners that we all talk about. I believe these are worth the audition.
"Tried everything over the 25+ years and nothing has made this much improvement in sound reproduction. When I say everything I mean top brands and show winners that we all talk about."I've been a budget minded audiophile for 40+ years myself, and this is only the third time - in all that time - that I've made a change to my system that was instantly audible, and left me with absolutely no interest in wasting time A/B'ing. If you have a well resolving system, to not hear this, you'd have to be deaf.
I don't think the prices have changed...silversmith is currently offering a 20% discount to the listed prices and I think the price of $795 for a 6 foot pair quoted in a previous post is after the discount.
I just received a 4 foot pair of these today and must say that they are very, very good, not even considering the relatively low cost compared to other top flight cables. I would highly suggest purchasing a pair while they are 20% off. My guess is the list prices will go up. Silversmith has a 30 day trial period, so you only have the shipping costs at risk.
I was totally flabbergasted; see: https://www.thesoundadvocate.com/2020/01/just-launched-silversmith-audios-revolutionary-speaker-cabl...
Having just recently invested a considerable amount on the somewhat inimitable Inakustik LS-4004, I was ( a bit disturbingly) amazed to hear the supremely ACCURATE’ Decay’ time on all music and voices and overall supreme sound quality of these cables !! This was more noticeable than on changing from any loudspeaker cable I have tried ( https://www.thesoundadvocate.com/equipment-reviews/cables-accessories/ ) in the last year and a half!
Try to audition them in your system with some non bastardized
recorded program sources technique if possible- you’ll see what I mean!!