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Sources: PS Audio PWT; Dr. Feickert Blackbird/DFA 1o5/Zu DL-103; Phasure XX-PC and NOS1 DAC
Streaming sources: XXHighEnd; iTunes; Devialet AIR; La Rosita Beta
Preamp/integrated/power: Audio Note Meishu with WE 300B (or AVVT, JJ, KR Audio 300B output tubes); dual Devialet D-Premier; Hypex Ncore 1200 based monoblocks; Trafomatic Kaivalya; Trafomatic Reference One; Trafomatic Reference Phono One; Music First Passive Magnetic; Speakers: Avantgarde Acoustic Duo Omega; Arcadian Audio Pnoe; Podium Sound One;
Cables: complete loom of ASI LiveLine cables; full loom of Crystal Cable cables; Full loom of Nanotec Golden Strada; Audiomica Pearl Consequence ic;
Power line conditioning: PS Audio Powerplant Premier; PS Audio Humbuster III; IsoTek Evo 3 Syncro
Equipment racks: Solid Tech and ASI amplifier and TT shelf
Sundry accessories: Furutech DeMag; ClearAudio Double Matrix; Nanotec Nespa #1; Franc Audio Ceramic Disc Classic; Shakti Stones; Manley Skipjack, Akiko Audio sticks
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Room treatment: Acoustic System International resonators, sugar cubes, diffusers
Room size: ca. 14.50 x 7.50m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls, wooden flooring upstairs, ca 7 x 5m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls and concrete floor downstairs.
Price of review item: ¥3'600 per meter unterminated

Nanotec Systems keep innovating in the field of audio cables. In a previous review of their Golden Strada SP#79 Special and SP#79 SR we could do no other than reward their cables with a Blue Moon award. We had to. Especially the combination of two types of cables where the black-clad Special is used for the hot leg and the red SR for the return proved to be a sonic revelation; even more so when price was considered. Nanotec market these individual cables as entry level but in combination their performance belongs into much higher levels.

The ‘trick’ behind these cables is not just the quality of materials used. Of course the oxygen-free Ohno type copper is treated with a gold/silver colloidal liquid before the wires are sheathed in good-quality PVC. In our opinion the physical separation of leads for the positive and negative runs was the main sonic enhancer, the frosting on the cable cake.