Thanks for your comments. I have used SR since I returned to high end and am a big fan. As a result of a very complex system, I have many MPCs (8 with two plug in leads per MPC? and could add more 4 more)and have developed a system for plugging them into my room. Anyway I've recently talked with SR and they claim their are great sonic advantages beyond the convenience of using the Quattro. I talked Paul at the Cable Company and am trying one out. Hopefully it will be broken in by the time I return from travel over the holidays. After I've listened to the system with the Quattro for a few days, I plan on switching to back to the MPC and see if there is a difference.
SR also claims that the power cable to the Quattro makes a huge differnce in the sonics and Elliot feels that using an Absolute Reference cable will bring about remarkable sonic improvements.
As for SR cables in general, I've used only the Kaliedescope I and II along with Res Ref. interconnects, Signature 10 speaker wire, Digital Corridor Reference, and the following power cords: AC Master Coupler Classic, AC Master Coupler Active, Reference, Res. Ref in my system. I've compared them to many other cables, but certainly didn't compare them to even a eighth of the cables available on the market and can only state that in my system they have made an amazing change that I like. That being said, the MPC for Active Sheilding make a profound difference for the better in the sound of their cables.
Finally, one seems to get a good bang for the buck compared to the many astrnomically priced cables that are considered SOTA today.
Reb1208, That is a good point about the dual mono effect when using 1 MPC per wire. Since my system is very complex, many of my MPCs have 2-3 wires coming out of them. At this point, I would need at least 15 MPCs to connect up my system. But you bring a good point, SR claims you can have 3 leads per MPC but I don't know if that is optimum.
Sns, that is an interesting point you raised about using a power conditioner with the MPC/Active Sheilding and a question I've considered as well. I believe the Quattro is supposed to be doing some filtering.
One other point, SR claims that several manufacturers are going to start using Active Sheilding wireing in their speaker systems and electronics. One was Meadowlark, but they are out of business I understand. Elliot tells me that there are several products available now or being designed with this technology soon.