Purchased new in September 2011 and used very lightly over the past 7 months in a non-smoking household. I demoed this against several other cables in this price range (I can provide details if desired via email) and this was a clear winner in my system. I was surprised with the degree to which different digital cables influenced the sound. This one just sounded "right" with every source I used. I am downsizing and getting rid of most of my gear, so no longer need the cable.
If you are considering this cable, save yourself a few hundred bucks and the break in time and take this like-new one. You will not be disappointed. I will take care of shipping and fees at my asking price. Otherwise we can negotiate this.