A rare auction item. Reviewers and owners alike commonly view Silversmith cables as the most musical cables ever made - the best in every aspect of audio reproduction.
Excerpt from Positive Feedback:
Although I have had experience with a wide variety of cables, nothing could have prepared me for the dramatic differences I heard. The Silversmith Audio Silver interconnects brought new levels of clarity, dynamics, neutrality, and balance. They lacked all of the colorations I had heard in other cables.
The first thing I noticed was the huge improvement in clarity and control on percussion instruments. While I had heard this effect with other cables, this was the first time that the difference was so dramatic. Many manufacturers claim that their interconnects minimize phase shift, but the Silversmith Silver interconnects were the first to truly illuminate this deleterious effect. Cymbal strikes and snare drum thwacks had cleaner and tighter attack, and the smoothest sustain and decay I had ever heard. There was none of the splashiness or dullness of timbre that I have heard with other cables. Phase shift causes smearing in the time domain, which softens dynamics, blurs nuances, subdues texture, and minimizes depth. It also causes dynamic transients to sound slow, greatly detracting from the system's ability to reproduce music realistically. I threw in Sunshower, Blueport's DVD-A recording of the John Hicks Trio, and could hear the brush being applied to the cymbal with varying degrees of pressure. I had never been able to hear this in the past.
Not surprisingly, the speaker cables offered improvements identical to those of the Silver interconnects. Try as I might, I was unable to find any flaws, weaknesses, or compromises in my system with the Silversmith cables in place. Because they get timing and focus right, I have come to realize that phase issues cause many of the sonic gremlins in our systems. The Silversmith cables address time and phase problems like no others. They deliver the truth and nothing but the truth, and do so more correctly than any other cables I have experienced. As a result, they have become my new cable references.
Cables are in good condition with some scratches on the silver barrels. Original box is included but does have a dent.