A few months ago I upgraded from 8TC's (excellent cable) to a set of 3038's. With my hands shaking and my head and lips quivering, I signed the check. I wired the cables and to this day my mouth is still on the ground! I couldn't believe the difference. I expected a small improvement in detail and transient "speed" but what I got was something far more incredible. Detail and amazing air, super controlled "tight" bass down to well below 20Hz (my speakers go that low), and a sense that the cable was doing absolutely zero to the signal. My system seemed flawless before the upgrade yet now I can't believe what I was missing. I compared the 1030's to a set of balanced Silver Streaks. The 1030's seemed warmer with a smooth clean treble and rich harmonics. The Silver streaks seemed "faster" with instantaneous transient attacks and an overall more exciting presentation. The image of instruments within the soundstage was very 3D on the 1030's and a bit flatter on the S.S.'s. In the end, I prefered the balanced Silver Streaks in my system. I must try the 1130's. I also have a set of 1020's going to my home theater sub; aside from the 1030's, the 1020's have to be one of the greatest sub cables ever made (far surpassing the pbj they replaced). If you get a chance, try to audition the Selects - especially the 3038's.