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Sources: PS Audio PWT; PS Audio PWD; Dr. Feickert Blackbird/DFA 1o5/Zu DL-103; Phasure NOS1 DAC [in for review]
Streaming sources: XXHighEnd; iTunes; Devialet AIR
Preamp/integrated/power: Tri TRV EQ3SE phonostage; Audio Note Meishu with WE 300B (or AVVT, JJ, KR Audio 300B output tubes); Yarland FV 34 CIIISA; Qables iQube V1; Devialet D-Premier; Hypex Ncore 1200 based monoblocks; Trafomatic Kaivalya
Speakers: Avantgarde Acoustic Duo Omega; Arcadian Audio Pnoe; Vaessen Aquarius
Cables: complete loom of ASI LiveLine cables; full loom of Crystal Cable cables; Nanotec Golden Strada #79 nano 3; Nanotec Golden Strada #79; Nanotec Golden Strada #201; Nanotec SP#9 Special [in for review]; Nanotec SP#79 SR [in for review]
Power line conditioning: Omtec Power Controllers; PS Audio Powerplant Premier; PS Audio Humbuster III; IsoTek Syncro [in for review]; Pranawire Linebacker [in for review]
Equipment racks: ASI amplifier and TT shelf
Sundry accessories: Furutech DeMag; ClearAudio Double Matrix; Nanotec Nespa #1; Exact Audio Copy software; iPod; wood, brass, ceramic and aluminum cones and pyramids; Shakti Stones; Manley Skipjack; Blue Horizon footers [in for review]
Room treatment: Acoustic System International resonators, sugar cubes, diffusers
Room size: ca 7 x 5m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls and concrete floor downstairs,
ca. 14.50 x 7.50m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls, wooden flooring upstairs.
Price of review item: ¥ 847 and ¥ 1.100 per meter

During CES 2006 Japanese company Nanotec Systems introduced their first prototype of the Golden Strada #79 loudspeaker cable to the assembled audio world in Las Vegas. The presentation was a success to warrant full production of this cable. Nanotec’s unique use of nano-sized gold and silver particles dispersed in a colloid with natural oil is the secret to their cable quality. Coating copper wire with this colloid prevents oxidation of the copper and enhances overall electric properties.

As an electrical signal does not really pass through a cable but uses the cable as a quasi ‘rail’ to ride on top of, the outer surface is crucial. Many manufacturers sought and found solutions including coatings, metallurgic alloys and the use of exotic amorphous structures. The goal is to transport signal unhindered and unaltered from start to finish. Once the intrinsic colloidal process is perfected, Nanotec’s solution is not only simple but economical. High-quality base material like copper that's the foundation for their cables is fairly easily available in the desired quantities. When any exotic conductor must be custom made however, it usually takes large production and stocking investments to make a company less flexible and have a direct impact on the final retail price.