2nd owner, 2 m pair of Galileo Element Silver RCA ICs.
Purchased new in April 2013 from an authorized SR dealer per the original owner. I bought them from the original owner in Oct 2013 as he was switching to an all balanced system and needed XLR cables.
Comparable in resolution, speed and sound quality to 2 - 3x more expensive Kuabla Elation IC based on A-B in my system.
These are a very rare special order only cable made in limited quantities just before the introduction of the much more common element Tungsten, Copper and CTS series. When I spoke with SRs VP of sales, Peter Gabriel, he told me that these cables mated with Galileo IC cells (available in separate ad ) were same performance as the current Galileo LE line costing 3x more. Granted, a bit more cabling as you have to have a 2nd mpc to power the Galileo IC cell, but given the price difference I concluded it was worth it when I bought these.
Includes the $400 Galilio dual lead MPC and 3 sets of enigma tuning bullets - black, grey and silver so you can tune the performance to your preference. I preferred the highest resolution using the silver bullets, as my system is all tube. If your system is solid state and leans to brightness, you can tune that down with the grey or black bullets.
This is just for the 2m cable, not the Galileo Interconnect cell. Contact me for a package deal.
I compared these to very expensive Kubala $3000/ m Emotion and $6000/m Elation ICs, and found them to be equal in resolution to the Elations and much better than the Emotions. Mid range and bass is excellent as well. At my asking price, I don't think there's a better 2m RCA IC out there.
These cables are in excellent condition, only flaw is the outer web weave has pulled back about 1/8" from one of the RCA ends and the metal rings with color coding red and black have some minor paint flaking. Tried to capture in the pics but difficult to see. Nothing affecting performance
From the mftr description: Yet another trickle down technology from Synergistic Researches cost-no-object Galileo Research Program, The Galileo Element - Silver interconnects are by far our highest resolution interconnects after the Galileo System IC’s. Design details include a pure silver signal conductor suspended in an Active Shielded Air Vacuum Dielectric and are terminated with Quantum Tunneled XHADOW RCA’s or XLR’s- just like their big brother the 25k Galileo System IC.
Comparing TESLA Precision Reference IC to the new Galileo Element- Silver IC in the pre to power amplifier connection, the Galileo Universal sounds more open with finesse, greatly improved frequency extremes, in a more holographic soundscape. In fact when we replace our TESLA Precision Reference IC with just one pair of Galileo Element- Silver IC’s between pre amp and power amp in our otherwise 100% TESLA cabled factory reference system, sound staging expands dramatically with delicate information and bass lines that before went unnoticed. 3 different active shielding circuits
Galileo Element- Silver interconnects come standard with one Galileo MPC power supply for Active Shielding- our highest performance Active Shielding power supply. System compatibility is further enhanced with three external Active Shielding Circuits standard (Black, Grey, and Silver) so you can experiment with Active Shielding Circuits to better match your system