At Siltech, we strive for ultimate audio quality, so we evaluate our products in extensive listening tests. But before that, much research, prototyping, designing and measuring are undertaken. Cable research is a costly though exciting endeavour, like the exploration of the Earth was in the 15th century. And there is always the risk of misinterpreting your findings or being led in the wrong way. Columbus called the Native Americans ‘Indians’ for he thought he had landed in India. It proves the importance of checking and double-checking, using the most advanced measuring equipment and the latest insight. If Columbus had a sextant or, even better, a GPS, he would never have made that mistake. We at Siltech believe that making a high class cable is based on a lot of science, craftsmanship, some exploration, a little improvisation and, of course, a bit of luck as the icing on the cake. And where the latter factors are not easily controlled, all the other factors are: Speed, jitter, distortion, magnetic field, noise, microphony, dynamics, micro signal handling and so on. As most of these parameters can be measured objectively, provided you invest in the latest test equipment, we believe we are able to make reasonable objective judgments on cables. As a result, there is a very strong family resemblance through the whole line of Siltech cables. The more costly Siltech cables are indeed better in all mentioned key parameters as a result of more expensive materials and manufacturing. Cable technology has come to the 21st century and yes, we at Siltech do not use a sextant, but we do use GPS (in our cars that is). When we explore cable technology, we use even more advanced equipment. This gives us the opportunity to approach cable technology as science rather than alchemy.