These cables are imported from germany by Odyssey Audio. They are incredibly detailed and really do a great job of balancing the weight and body a recording displays with the delicacy and soundstage that every audiophile is looking for. You can spend a lot more and get a lot less. I bought these from one of the employees at odyssey so while I am technically not the first owner, I am the first consumer owner. They are in excellent condition and have bananas at both ends. I bought them as an 8 foor pair, but they actually, for some reason, measure out at 7' 8". I also have a pair of Groneberg Quattro Reference 1 meter RCA interconnects that I can make package deal on. I will include fedex ground insured to the lower 48 at my price. I do not take paypal.