Polarizing? "Our entropic process links to the strange phenomenon of burn-in which nobody can scientifically explain but everyone seems to experience. There are far too many accounts to brush burn-in off as wishful thinking or delusion. We carried out a lot of tests with burn-in and other strange phenomena over time. The first couple of weeks can be a real roller-coaster ride of unexpected sonic changes from one day to the next. Eventually this settles and the cables open up. But comparing cables which have been burned in for a few weeks with others that have been used for 6 months still reveals long-term effects. Comparing such a 6-month cable to one that has been playing for 2 years reveal even longer burn-in effects.

"This is not unlike the maturity of tone achieved by older musical instruments. When I was learning the art of violin making, I visited a school in southern Germany. A student just then played his Master's degree cello. He said it was still in its first week and the sound was massively changing each day. You never know what you will ultimately get until you play it for several weeks. Those are physical resonances that 'burn into' the instrument's tone wood. With cables it's all happening on an electrical level. But there seems to be a connection. If we take this phenomenon and build it right into our product in concentrated form, you can appreciate just how important proper connections can become. I believe our entropic process yields results which completely dwarf any and all cable burn-in times we could amass over a human life span."

For size reference, here we see two units next to a watch, two remote controls and a cloth-covered CD sleeve.

When my inner director yelled 'action', the same pair draped off the terminals of our Acelec Model One monitors to be in the signal path…

… and the first review system assembled with our regular upstairs Soundaware D100Pro SD card transport, Questyle CAS192D DAC and Bakoon AMP-13R with Black Cat Cable Lupo speaker wires.