Downsizing and need to get rid of some of my collection. These are awesome Transparent Wires. These come from a smoke-free house. Have been used for several years and show some normal wear and tear. Nothing affects the sound, they look great if you don't look too close or too long. Whenever I would show off the room, guests would always comment on the "huge" wires. The tan cover shows a few discolored areas due to years of sitting in same location. Where the black bi-wire exits the box, there are some slight cracking of the outer covering. I could not capture these small cracks with the camera, but with the naked eye, they are visible. These were used with my Jolida tube amp running Martin Logan SL3s and sounded great until last week when they were removed from service. I think they will bring many, many years of enjoyment still. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the original boxes.