I am the original owner, from a non-smoking home, and I have for sale a matched pair of Transparent Audio Musiclink Reference 2 meter Balanced Interconnects (XLR termination on both ends). These cables were used for critical Stereo listening and they greatly improved the soundstage and imaging compared to standard cables. As you may know, Transparent Audio makes some of the best audio cables in the world.
The cables are fully functional and the cables themselves and ends are in excellent condition, but as you can see from the close-up photo, the brass plates on the black network units are scratched and there are a couple additional scratches on the black part of the network units as well, so I have rated the cables 5/10 just to be fair. The cables are upgradeable to Reference XL or above and have a trade-in value of $2967, but I have decided to sell them instead of upgrade. Also, I may be able to locate the original box. If you have any questions, please ask. Check/Money Order/Cash or PayPal add 3%. PayPal also offers 6-month interest free terms. Shipping to US and Canadian addresses only.
Description per Transparent web site:
"With its 2 perfectly balanced networks for each channel, your balanced source components will take on a whole new level of "quietness" and dynamic freedom with Reference Balanced Interconnect...Reference Balanced interconnect is upgradeable to XL Balanced interconnect or above."
Here is a review of the Reference XL, similar to this original Reference series: