This was a very good upgrade indeed from my previous cable, which was a ofc tin plated good value but inexpensive cable. Face-lift is the list I could say. Right out of the box much detail revealed, deeper and more bass, it felt that my system almost needed no equalizing anymore. This is not to say that this cable is pre equalized but just maybe it brought forward my systems character. now my accuphase and Sopra1's no1truly sing. I was and still am impressed. Next revelation was my Amp new power cable which improved much the imaging. I terminated just one side (speaker) with spades, red copper from yarbo sc1005Y. Amp side left it bare cause that was best suited for my amps type of binding posts, Preparation was easy, cable its not so elastic due to solid core though, so better not force it much. You just need to straighten it by hand quite a bit before installing. Its not expensive cable compared to others, that's really good cable for not so power-hungry systems, it has a 2.1square mm thickness.