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Synergistic Research's Galileo Element Silver XLR (Pair)
Interconnects by Synergistic Research
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Galileo Element- Silver:
Yet another trickle down technology from our cost-no-object Galileo Research Program, these new interconnects are by far our highest resolution interconnects after the Galileo System IC's. Design details include a pure silver signal conductor suspended in an Active Shielded Air Vacuum Dielectric and are terminated with Quantum Tunneled XHADOW RCA's or XLR's- just like their big brother the 25k
Galileo System IC. Comparing TESLA Precision Reference IC to the new Galileo Element- Silver IC in the pre to power amplifier connection, the Galileo Universal sounds more open with finesse, greatly improved frequency extremes, in a more holographic soundscape. In fact when we replace our TESLA Precision Reference IC with just one pair of Galileo Element- Silver IC's between pre amp and power amp in our otherwise 100% TESLA cabled factory reference system, sound staging expands dramatically with delicate information and bass lines that before went unnoticed. Combined with Galileo Universal Cells, the Galileo Element- Silver Interconnects come surprisingly close to our flagship Galileo System Interconnects. Galileo Element- Silver interconnects come standard with one Galileo MPC power supply for Active Shielding- our highest performance Active Shielding power supply. System compatibility is further enhanced with three external Active Shielding Circuits standard (Black, Grey, and Silver) so you can experiment with Active Shielding Circuits to better match your system.
In the past when voicing Active Shielding we built dozens of Active Shielding circuit variations to solder into different Active Cable models listening for the option that would compliment a wide variety of systems. Though these circuits are out-side-the-signal-path (they provide resistance for the DC on the Active Shield which is not connected to either signal or ground) never the less, these circuits have a significant impact on the overall sound and character of Synergistic Research Active Shielded Cables. At the two positive extremes (there are far more circuits with negative attributes that never make the cut) one circuit may sound transparent and thrilling with air and detail for days, while another circuit has a warm transparent glow reminiscent of exceptional vacuum tube electronics, and of course, there are hybrid Active Shielding circuits that embody both extremes. In the past we listened for hybrid circuits that would compliment as many components and systems as possible, and this meant trade offs.
During the voicing process for Galileo System Cables and Galileo Universal Cable Cells we came up with the idea of making the circuits external to the Galileo Cells so we could quickly change circuits without rebuilding cells every time we needed to experiment with a new circuit.
Fast-forward to the new Galileo Element- Silver- the first Synergistic Research Active Interconnects that allow you to select the Active Shielding Circuit that best suits your system. You select between three different circuits- Black (warm and rich), Grey (hybrid of both Silver and Black circuits with positive attributes of both- these are the circuits we would have selected were the circuits to remain built into the cable) and a Silver Circuit (open, airy, detailed and hugely holographic). By allowing users the option of switching between Black, Grey, and Silver circuits, we take the compromise out of Active Shielding Circuit selection.