This as new pair is under a year old and was purchased from an authorized AQ dealer which can be easily verified. Wind is an all Perfect Surface Silver cable in the new Element series replacing former cables such as Sky and Niagara. Very smooth and detailed with no brightness at all. A truly wonderful sound. See Robert Harley's review on AQ's website.. Take a look at my feedback as I work hard to please. U.S. Sales only. PRICE IS FIRM. PayPal add $30 plus $25 shipping makes a total delivered price of $1055..This is a steal. Two pairs available.