Thank you, Soundstage Australia, for featuring Siltech’s newly launched Classic Legend Series. Special thanks to Edgar Kramer! Edgar’s very special, entertaining but thoughtful, fact-revealing approach led to this amazing review of our Classic Legend 880 cables.

Siltech Classic Legend 880 Cables

Written by Edgar Kramer

By the very lexicon, the new Classic Legend cables from Siltech make a rather bold promise. Off the bat. At the get-go. Classic Legend. That’s some chutzpah right there. But if there’s a cable specialist who can pull that off… Yes, Siltech’s R&D resources, metallurgy expertise, and overall market authority certainly qualify it for such self-assuredness. The company has been one of the industry leaders in cable manufacturing since its market launch in 1983 when it introduced its G1 ‘Silver Technology’ cable interface creations. Now evolved to G9 material and cable architecture, will Siltech’s newest high-end offering live up to the pledge?

Legend Has It…

The new Classic Legend line comprises of interface solutions at three different levels. It consists of three complete ranges starting at the entry-point 380, mid-level 680, and the top-end 880 range, the latter being the subject of this examination. Each of the ranges has the ‘i’, ‘L’ and ‘P’ denomination to illustrate, well, evidently interconnect (which includes Phono cables), loudspeaker, and AC power cables. The Classic Legend line also includes a Network Legend cable, USB cables, and other digital cables available with options of 75 ohms and 110 ohms terminations. Siltech has presented a comprehensive cable line catering to just about any connectivity requirement.

Siltech’s Australian distributor Absolute Hi End shipped a set of Classic Legend 880i XLR interconnects, a pair of 880L loudspeaker cables, and two 880P AC power cables. So not a complete loom in the context of my system but enough to almost round out a single-source DAC-direct-to-power amplifier scenario.

The new Classic Legend 880 cables employ Siltech’s new G9 technology, an evolution of 2007’s G7 topology (not sure what happened to G8). Metallurgy consists of larger-girth proprietary Silver-Gold alloy conductors in a twin-twisted low-capacity coaxial architecture. According to Siltech, the silver conductor’s crystal matrix ‘gaps’ (the crystal-to-crystal transition fissures) are filled with gold – therefore, Silver-Gold alloy. Filling these matrix voids is said to naturally combat conductor material contaminants and enhance longevity. Further, Siltech claims it has improved the annealing process resulting in the cables’ enhanced conductivity.

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Siltech Classic Legend Series now available at your nearest distributor.