Introduced by Acrolink, a leading Japanese cable manufacturer, as successor to its Mexcel line of cables, which were marketed here and in Europe as Esoteric Acrolink. Beautifully made, superb balanced cables, especially fine for CD/SACD player/DAC to preamp/amp connections, although fine pre/amp connections also. Very transparent but a tad to the rich, warm side of absolutely neutral. Very hard to find a pair in lengths over 1 meter. Stereophile 2016 Recommended Components, Vol. 39 No.3: "Substituting the Acrolink interconnects ...produced sharper but not unnaturally defined transients, shorter sustain and decay, and an overall well-detailed and more speedy sound." Positive Feedback, May/June 2014: " The Speciale offers beautifully saturated or even super-saturated colors and large, dense phantom images.... For example the vocals...had a physically tangible 'weight' that manifested in energizing the air in the room, in a large volume and in occupying a considerable space between the speakers.... Its resolution and time-coherence are well above average....All other cables seem to sound slightly fast." Perfect condition. Deluxe multiple boxing causes weight of 5 pounds for shipment.