Synergistic Research Tungsten IC... any experience


Any experience with these SR Tungsten IC?  

I stumbled onto one and would like to get some opinions on it. 

Thanks!
joey_v
joey -- congratulations on getting this nice interconnect. There's a lot you can do to tweak the performance of this model actually. Firstly if you have an older model you have the original tuning bullets (which are smooth all round and do not have three ridges) you can replace them with the UEF tuning circuits -- these are expensive but keep an eye out for them

Secondly and cheaper you can upgrade the power cell, SR make a Galileo MPC but again it is expensive (but also seen used) -- a cheaper and actually better sounding alternative are the Michael Spallone mods to your existing MPCs

Both of these tweaks will make the interconnects more open and detailed

You can go further with even more expensive power solutions, up to and including this -- but probably wait until you have a lot more SR kit to justify that 🙂 
Thanks!  How much is this IC worth?
List for a 1m RCA is $2000 (prices per the cable company). If you have the UEF bullets (silver and grey with grooves) figure 35-40% of retail so $700-800. If with the older bullets (silver, grey and black and no grooves) then 25-30% or $500-600. Most recent listing of an older one at $850 seems to have been unsold. Obviously i assume you have the box and MPC and that the cable is in perfect condition. Above prices are realistic and reflect what i sell and buy for among similar cables. Most dealers will give you substantial breaks off list price for new cables so always bear this in mind
Hi Simon, Thanks for the kind words. I actually ended up purchasing Joey_V's SR Tungsten ICs. With my V2 modified SR MPC on them they are simply outstanding.  You might be interested to know that I have recently been experimenting with a different main power supply cap that has much more lower mid range and bass power and heft. A few of my other customers have commented to me, and on the Agon forum thread that with this new cap installed they really can't hear any difference between it and their Transporter when used on their Power Cells and Tranquility Bases. 
I'm glad you like them Mike!
Synergistic Research!!! Big name! Big money! Are you buying sound or vanity!
Can you be any more of a troll Pennsy?
Apparently there've been multiple drive by shootings.
Joey , get a hold of Ken on the old ML site.. He is a walking demo for SR
 
Hey CAP

I'll get a hold of Ken. 

I've gone back to AQ, Mike bought my only pair of SR. 
what do you know about AQ Sky xlr ?
Hey CAP

AQ Sky I believe is 2 generations back. I believe it was replaced by the Niagara PSS and then the Wind PSS (or is it the Fire PSS). SOmeone correct me.

I think the differences between the newest PSS Wind/Fire and the Sky would be perceptible, but not gaping. This is not based on personal experience but based on a good audio friend who has the Niagara/Sky and the Fire.

Currently, my XLR need to be updated/upgraded to AQ.  They are no-name brands at this time as I sit and save money. 

My power cords and SC are all AQ.