Well I joined the Silversmith FIDELIUM Speaker cable club today

The story behind this goes like this. I bought new speakers in December and their placement forced me to stop using my Wireworld Gold Eclipse III bi wire cables because they were too short. So for an interim cable I found a 2 meter pair of the "Regular" Eclipse III wires used being that I wanted to keep it in the "Family." My  entire loom for the most part is Wireworld Gold Eclipse III interconnects.  The Reg Eclipse III seemed fine but I alway felt I was missing something I was used to before, like it was just a little veiled comparatively. I've researched the hell out of cables and was just going to get a set of the New Eclipse 8's but when they raised the price for a 2M pair another $500 to $2000 I decided to look elsewhere, scouring used cables for months.  Well through that process I discovered the many threads and positive reviews on the Silversmiths, so since they were more like what  I was hopefully  willing to spend I ordered a 6 foot set. Today I placed them into my system and after about one minute into the track I was astonished! I couldn't move from my chair, I listened to the entire album in astonishment. They literally "fixed" my system, it's never ever sounded this good. It's only been a few hours so i won't go into everything that happened right now but new cables are not  supposed to sound this good straight out of the box. I am lucky. they blend with my system right away. The Bass was so immediately impactful I just cannot believe a cable can make this much change, the inner detail and transparency, wow! I know these things have been raked over the coals in these forums and their are some that are naysayers, but in my case I was one of the lucky ones because these babies are not going back to Chris!  I cannot stop listening, it's amazing.


@deludedaudiophile If they proved anything, they would publish in a respected journal.

A dude by the name of Malcolm Omar Hawksford has generated a bunch of words on the subject. I understand that this current obsession is to do with something like wave theory (??), which is totally applicable to things like microwave ovens.

The earliest reference to his thoughts that I can find are from 1985 where he found that high guage solid core is the secret to audio cabling. Another time, I guess. The folk over at the always erudite Stereophile enjoy publishing his words from time to time. I digress.

If science is about developing models of the real world, and the adage that ’all models are wrong, but some are useful’ then I reckon there is nothing wrong with a model that may lack the correct details, provided it usefully describe key concepts and ideas to the intended audience.

Where it can go wrong is when people extrapolate or extend the model beyond its domain of validity.

I think he is a bit of a strange quark, having read some of his words while he was relaxing in Morocco.

@noske  That is what I normally see is lots of impressive sounding words, but they never talk about audio. A cable with 94% of the speed of light? That sounds very impressive. How does that matter for what gets to my speakers? I think that is a case of extrapolating well beyond a domain of validity.

I love the people who have never tried out the FIDELIUM Cable making comments on it's performance....

Exactly, I was skeptical at first, it was cheap i purchased in 2020, Tried it against all my cables,

Found i like it better than the more costly ones. Forum seem to attract guys that have no experience and complain about pricing all day.

Then when they are blessed with a cable that can outperform 20K Silver Cables they go on and complain and become negative. You just cant satisfy everyone. Regardless.


I run, OTL, SET and Solid State, the Fids have performed at a higher degree than my copper or silver cables at a fraction of the price. Nothing more can be said you either try it and stop being a cheap ass or shut up and go to sleep.

I didn’t see anyone complaining about price. I saw you putting down people though. Your lack of understanding is not a fault in other people.