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: Edgar Kramer
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Source Digital: Metronome T-1i CD player with DAISy HE remote control and recently purchased AMR CD-77.1
Preamplifier: Supratek Sauvignon with NOS RCA and Bendix tubes; NuForce P9, Wyetech Labs Jade
Amplifier: NuForce Reference 18 monoblocks; Cymer Audio Southern Star SE-35 monoblocks; Ancient Audio Single Six monoblocks
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Sasha W/P
Cables: Digital - Cerious Technologies; Harmonic Technology Magic; NuForce digital cables; interconnect: Bocchino Audio Morning Glory; Cable Research Laboratory (CRL) Gold with Bocchino XLR and RCA; Cerious Technologies; DanA Digital Reference Silver; Eichmann eXpress 6 Series 2; Harmonic Technology Magic and Truthlink Silver; MIT Giant Killer MPC; PSC Audio Monolith AG; PSC Audio Pristine R30 Ribbon;  speaker cables - NuForce IC-700 Speaker, Cerious Technologies; MIT Giant Killer GK-1 loudspeaker cables; NuForce SC-700, Siltech Classic Anniversary 550L [on review]; power - Cerious Technologies AC; Eichmann eXpress AC power cables; Harmonic Technology Fantasy; PSC Gold Power MKII; Shunyata Research Diamondback
Stands: Finite Elemente Pagode Signature racks
Acoustic treatment: Fonic Designer panels and StudioCel bass traps
Sundry accessories: Burson Audio Buffer, Bright Star Audio IsoRock Reference 3 and BSA IsoNode feet; Bocchino Audio Mecado isolation diodes; Black Diamond Racing cones; Stillpoints ERS paper in strategic positions, Shakti On Lines; Densen CD demagnetizer; Auric Illuminator CD Treatment
Room size: 17' w x 35' d x 12' h in short wall setup, opens to adjoining kitchen
Review component retail: $1.600/1m/pr interconnects, $2.800/2m/pr speaker cables

Back in the 1960s and on to the early 1970s, the very idea of cable as an actual component was a mere embryonic concept. Simply, audio components were tied together with copper wire of a generic nature both with interconnects and speaker cables. At just the right time in the latter part of the 70s decade, a Mr Noel Lee then marketed and popularised a thick copper cable, called it Monster and dressed it in an attractive see-through jacket. Thus Lee single-handedly brought forth to the audiophile consciousness a whole new market segment.

Indeed Monster cable was followed by a number of companies, some still around today, that have advanced the technologies inherent in cable design such as the conductive materials and their purity, shield and insulation techniques/materials, winding geometries etc. One of those early companies is Siltech Cable from Holland who to this day offer cable products based on decades of materials and transmission technology research.