A mint pair of Synergistic Research Precision Reference XLR 5M pair of interconnects with the upgraded Galileo MPC power supply.
Here's a chance to experience high resolution sound without crazy price of most cables. As noted above, they come with
a Galileo series MPC supply. This was a $400.00 option that gives a better soundstage and authority to music.
Most Audiophiles agree it's better to not have your equipment rack between your speakers. The Precision Reference interconnects were purpose built by Ted at Synergistic Research to connect the Power Amp and Preamplifier. This pair at 5M gives you the length needed to have amp between the speakers and equipment rack off to the side.
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Below is a review from TAS of the Precision Reference.
When the crew at Synergistic called about a new wire for me to listen to, I was all ears. The new line is called Tesla, and when the rollout is complete it will include seven models of interconnect and speaker wires. Interconnects will start with the Active Sterling at $450 per meter pair and extend to the $3000 Apex. Speaker cables begin with the entry-level Alpha Quad Active, $450 per 8-foot pair and range up to—what else?— the $4500 Apex.
Key details of Tesla’s Tricon Lens geometry and construction were not available at press time, but the cables are far less bulky than I’ve come to expect from Synergistic’s premium wire. That they are more manageable should come as a relief for those attempting to maneuver in the tight spaces behind equipment racks. Most Tesla models will incorporate Zero Capacitance Active Shielding, a further advancement over the third generation X2 Active Shielding used with the REL sub cable. The system is powered by individual Mini Power couplers and designed to suppress signal/cable interactions and reduce RFI and EMI.
I listened to the Tesla Precision Reference cables, and fresh out of the box they performed with a liveliness and speed that engaged my attention. Guitar and percussion transients snapped with energy, and the leading edge of solo piano seemed more connected to the player, as if you could hear the touch behind each note. But most noticeable was the wide and incredibly deep soundstage.
Tesla also establishes a rigid low-frequency foundation, enriched with details of timbre and pitch. It was especially persuasive reproducing Steely Dan’s “Babylon Sisters” from Gaucho [MCA], with its ultra-tight rhythm section and stinging percussion accenting. On the other hand, the speaker cable hasn’t fully opened up and lacks the easy bloom and harmonic sweetness that should top a Norah Jones vocal and the upper octaves of her piano. As of now, it’s the interconnect that seems more open, expressive, and dynamically colorful. During Mary Chapin-Carpenter’s “Quittin’ Time,” from Party Doll [Columbia], it focuses the background harmonies more tightly and resolves a gentle piano solo more succinctly. Chapin-Carpenter’s vocal sounds ripe, as if she’d taken a slightly deeper breath before every phrase. Clearly burn-in remains a factor, as the wires seem to continue evolving in the treble region. But given the manner in which it has established its low-frequency credentials and penchant for soundstage dimensionality, Tesla’s performance is showing flashes of greatness. TAS
The Absolute Sound
Synergistic Tesla Series Interconnects and Speaker Cables
by Neil Gader | Nov 29th, 2008
Categories: Interconnects | Products: Synergistic Research Tesla Apex
Synergistic Tesla Series Interconnects and Speaker Cables
During a recent factory tour, Ted Denney, founder and chief designer of Synergistic Research, demonstrated the inspiration behind his new Tesla cable line. In a small “treatment” room off the factory floor, Denney unveiled a man-size Tesla Coil1–looking every bit the cinematic relic from Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. After attaching a newly constructed, untreated interconnect to a stand and positioning the termination a foot or so from the coil Denney turned a couple dials and threw the switch. A discharge of two million crackling volts arced from the coil into the cable. “It’s alive!” I nearly screamed. Denney explained that this jolt of joules results in changes to the conductor at the subatomic level—an accelerated cable-conditioning process that he terms “Quantum Tunneling.” Hype? Actually, I had the opportunity to evaluate the process in a before/after listening session. The difference was not subtle; it was more of a, uh, jolt. After Quantum Tunneling, there was more dimensionality to the soundstage, and the venue’s acoustics were better articulated. As they say, “So far, so good.”
Over the last few months I’ve sampled a smorgasbord of Synergistic Tesla speaker wire and interconnects—the mid-priced Accelerator, the higher-priced Precision Reference, and the top-ofthe- line Apex.2 Each employs its own combination of PMC silver and silver matrix conductors and incorporates individual ratios of three Synergistic cable geometries, Vortex, Acoustic, and SR’s new Tricon—the last, a symmetrical conductor array that Denney states is not only the most complex arrangement Synergistic has undertaken but also the lowest in distortion and signal loss he’s ever measured. The cables are also equipped with fourth-generation Zero Capacitance Active Shielding, powered by individual Mini Power AC couplers and designed to suppress signal/cable interactions and reduce RFI and EMI.
As I ascended up the Tesla line I found common tonal characteristics consistent with earlier SR designs. Synergistic cables continue to exhibit the same warm midrange that tends to ground systems like a brick-and-mortar foundation. Extension at both extremes has always been excellent, but earlier Synergistic wire tended toward a more forward presentation that didn’t always allow the representation of space in a recording to fully express itself. The Tesla wires are much more sophisticated purveyors of soundstage information and dimensionality. Whenever I need to hear a powerful female voice purely recorded in an acoustic setting, I listen to a cappella singer Laurel Massé’s Feather And Bone. Most other wires3 tend to dampen the rich, reverberant information in this recording, invariably shrinking the scale of its Troy Savings Bank venue. Massé’s voice doesn’t bloom, and decay times seem to decrease. With the Tesla wires (post-treatment), venue spatiality grows in prominence and seems to cup itself around the singer in everwidening circles. Another factor that has improved with Accelerator but reaches its summit with Apex is the stillness between notes—the way in which the atmosphere in the hall is enhanced, as if you can feel the complex embrace of the surrounding architecture.
For the sake of bargain hunters everywhere, I’d like to say that the premiumpriced Apex was a disappointment. But, ironically, it might be the bargain of the bunch. As I see it, the sonic differences between Accelerator, Precision Reference, and Apex come down to a fluidity factor and a steady reduction of treble congestion. Apex retains all the transient speed of the two others, but also projects a softer and more open top end that allows the upper register of solo violin to really bloom [Bach, Kreisler, Water Lily]. When I listened to pianist Evgeny Kissin performing “The Lark” [RCA], the microdynamic gradations were more continuous with Apex, the chain of acoustic events held together with finer links. It’s this ephemeral sense of the cable “not being there” that distances the Apex from the others. Apex also finds depth relationships between instruments that lesser cables flatten. At its best, Apex creates a dimensional wrap-around effect during Mary Chapin-Carpenter’s “Closer and Closer Apart” [The Calling, Rounder]. Her vocal image sits more comfortably in the center pocket of the soundstage; the piano seems to loosen up and shed elements of electronic artifice. Both voice and piano communicate a feeling of their physicality and a sensation of the space and movement of air around them.
As always there is one caveat—amplification. The strengths of any fine wire cannot be fully appreciated unless the signal being generated is sufficiently resolved. Cabling can only refine; it cannot redefine, which is why reputable companies like Synergistic make themselves available to help match a listener’s system with the appropriate cabling.