Tim, if you try the silver make sure you can get your money back. Caution: This is a generalization, but in my experiences silver cables sounded better with tubed electronics, while copper sounded better on solid state. I agree with your opinion that solid copper is better than stranded copper. Silver can sound a tad tizzy, or harsh with SS electronics. Copper seems to be 'warmer' IMHO. I've heard silver cables sound glorious with tubes though. I have all SS gear (Classe CDP-1, Classe CP-60, Threshold T-400) so the copper sounds better with my equipment. I'll have to get to Tweeter to check out the Strauss. The Tweeter's in my area don't know how to really set up these speakers for optimum performance though, if you ask me. Some of the set ups I've heard make me wonder how they sell any of these speakers.