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Galileo SX

Digital Interconnect Cables

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Galileo SX Digital cables start with our most sophisticated digital geometries including Pure Silver AirStrings handmade in our California factory and Silver Matrix Tricon geometries running in parallel. We then apply our latest UEF Technologies like the UEF Blue Fuse treatment, so they not only break in faster, but they also have a much higher performance ceiling with detail and clarity in a relaxed musical flow that is never fatiguing.  UEF Matrix Shielding has been adapted to dramatically lower your system’s noise floor with greater detail and dynamics over the previous Galileo UEF Shielding.  Finally, the shields can be coupled to either our passive SR Ground Block or an Active SR Ground Block for a jaw-dropping decrease in your system’s noise floor, so you hear microdynamics and inner detail that you never imagined from your favorite recordings with a soundstage increase in scale that is nothing short of virtual reality.

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AES/EBU is built from 9 separate geometries running in parallel consisting of (1) Galileo Digital Silver Matrix geometry, (2) UEF digital Silver Matrix geometries, (2) Handmade Pure Silver AirString geometries, (2) Handmade Pure Tungsten AirString geometries, (2) Handmade Pure Copper AirString geometries.  All 9 geometries are individually sheathed to cancel resonance and improve flexibility.

SPDIF is built from 5 separate geometries running in parallel consisting of (1) Galileo Digital Silver Matrix geometry, (1) UEF digital Silver Matrix geometry, (1) Handmade Pure Silver AirString geometry, (1) Handmade Pure Tungsten AirString geometry, (1) Handmade Pure Copper AirString geometry . Each of the 5 geometries are individually sheathed to cancel resonance and improve flexibility.

Global MSRP
US $2,995/1m each - SPDIF (RCA)
US $3,495/1m each - AES/EBU (XLR)

Galileo SX Type 1 Inductive Cell

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Galileo SX Digital Interconnect Cables utilizes a UEF Type 1 Inductive Cell encased in noise and vibration canceling carbon fiber to filter digital noise outside the signal path. Made from UEF materials including Graphene the Inductive Cell directly filters the shields and is inductively coupled to signal to eliminate noise from the digital stream for music that is pure and unrestrained.

Galileo SX Ground Plane

Performance starts at ground.

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By connecting the Ground Plane termination on your new Galileo Digital Interconnects to ground or an optional SR Ground Block, you engage with your music in ways you never dreamt possible.  This is because the Ground Plane provides a direct mechanism for removing the buildup of harmful static charge that otherwise decreases the performance system performance. With the Ground Plane engaged high-frequency noise static charges are shunt to ground before they can contaminate your system. For the highest degree of low-level information retrieval, a single SR Ground Block can supercharge your entire system including a full loom of Galileo UEF interconnects and speaker cables or use the included ground connector to connect your Galileo UEF interconnects to ground.

Gold and Silver Tuning Bullets

Tune your system.

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We’ve completely reformulated and re-voiced our Galileo Tuning Circuits with new technology designed for the new ultra resolution and musical Galileo SX line of cables. Now Silver Bullets have more detail combined with greater warmth than the prior Galileo Silver Bullets while the Gold Bullets impart even greater musicality and liquid smoothness with a touch more air and detail than before. For best results, it is recommended that you first allow any Galileo SX cable to settle into your system for 72 to 96 hours without removal or handling and without Gold or Silver Bullets attached. Then listen first with Gold, and then with Silver bullets and pick the option that makes music in your system.

Isolated UEF Geometries

Pure. Clean. Audio.

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Much like the complexity of your music, each pair of Galileo SX Digital Interconnect Cables are constructed of several complex and isolated UEF geometries. These individual signal runs consist of our UEF Digital Silver Matrix conductors coupled with Pure Silver, Tungsten and Copper Monocrystal Filaments housed in “air dielectric” PTFE tubes. Combinations of these conductors are then separately shielded with UEF Ground Planes, providing the purest form of audio signal transfer. With the addition of Galileo UEF Digital Interconnects, your audio system will be raised to new heights, and you will experience a stunning depth of realism that is rarely achieved with recorded music.

 

UEF Matrix Shield with Graphene

Matrix shielding.

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Synergistic Research is the World’s first cable company to incorporate Graphene, a new, highly conductive wonder material that consists of a layer of pure carbon a single molecule thick. One of the many reasons that Graphene is so exciting is that it is almost a superconductor at room temperature.  Superconductors are materials that can conduct electricity with almost no resistance when cooled to extremely low temperatures ranging from near absolute zero (-459.67°F or -273.15°C) to the temperature of liquid nitrogen (-140.8°F or -96°C). With Graphene you get superconductor performance without the deep freeze.

Matrix Shielding began when we started exploring ways to improve our UEF Shielding by applying UEF Technology first developed for our BLUE Fuses to cables. By placing UEF Tech in a grid pattern on the shields of cables we were able to dramatically lower the noise floor with a surprising increase in musicality or the subjective enjoyment of music. We then began a painstaking double-blind 6-month trial where we would listen to seemingly identical cables marked with random alphanumeric codes to conceal differing patterns of UEF Tech inside each prototype cable and record which options elicited the strongest responses among a control group of listeners. By gauging actual emotional response we were able to isolate grid patterns that better conveyed the essence of music. We would then build on these patterns to find additional patterns that performed better than the last. In this way, our latest shielding technology is highly evolved from anything we have ever done before with each shield pattern selected for its ability to not only lower a cable’s noise floor, but to also convey a greater sense of musical enjoyment. 

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"My goodness! I thought that I knew this LP inside out, but there is something scary going on here. I feel like I just walked into the actual recording venue. There is a feeling of space and resolution that I never realized was on this recording. By the way, please tell Ben Webster to stop spinning around and to stand still!" And then that gorgeous smile.

It's an interesting thing (at least for me), that when evaluating new components and seeking specific improvements in your system, many times you know pretty much what you are looking for.  Better bass. More detail. Improved harmonics. And so on. When you discover improvements for something that was not all that apparent before, it can be quite a revelation and an eye opener—especially if it can provide a dramatic new emotional connection with the music.

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Robert Youman - Positive Feedback - October. 2018

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"According to Ted, yours truly played a part in the voicing of the Galileo UEFs, at least to this extent: After all these years Denney has a pretty good idea of the timbral and dynamic balance I prefer and he made an effort (or so he tells me) to engineer higher energy, higher resolution, and more neutral timbre into the UEFs. As you can already gather from what I’ve written he has succeeded beyond expectation. This is simply the most neutral (least darkly colored), most faithful to sources, highest resolution, most dynamic, and, given the right source material, most realistic-sounding wire he’s built. Voices and instruments aren’t just unmistakably “right” in timbre, pitch, duration, and dynamic; they also have the lifelike bloom that you hear listening to real instruments being played in a club or a concert hall—the “action” that turns (in HP’s famous paraphrase) painted ships upon a painted ocean into three-dimensional semblances of real-life instruments making real-life music.  Read more>

Jonathan Valin - The Absolute Sound - Issue287 - Sept. 2018

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"2018 Brutus Award"

Without question, the Synergistic Research Galileo SX are the finest cables that I have used in my system. Through this new innovative design, Synergistic Research continues their all out assault on the noise floor which allows for a blacker and deeper background.  Music just seems to naturally flow and radiate from the soundstage. Two words kept coming up in my notes as I listened to these cables extensively. Those two words were "ringing" and "smear" or the amazing lack of both. This is all executed without the traditional Synergistic Research implementation of active shielding which has been succeeded by a combination of Matrix UEF shielding, ground plane connectivity, and extensive use of graphene materials. A must audition for those seeking the very best.

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"2016 Cable of the Year"

"Ted Denney’s latest creations improve on the cumbersome ergonomics of his original Galileo multi-strand cables (which had to be plugged into and out of a multitude of boxes and actively biased via a plethora of wall-wart power supplies) by packaging most of that marvelous Synergistic technology into the cable itself. Better still, the Galileo UEFs significantly improve upon the truly stellar sonics of the original Galileos. Indeed, the UEFs are the best sounding wires Mr, Denney has yet devised, achieving a dead-center neutrality that is neither “bottom-up” nor “top-down” in tonal balance, without any sacrifice in natural warmth and timbre, resolution of detail, transient speed, dynamic power, imaging precision, or soundstage width, depth, and height. When you consider that the Galileo UEFs are also priced at one-third or one-quarter of what the original Galileos went for (and roughly one-tenth of what flagship cables and interconnects from certain other companies currently cost), you have a veritable bargain in ultra-high-end wire and a worthy TAS Interconnect and Speaker Cable of the Year Award winner."

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"2017 Cable of the Year"

"JV has heard a lot of Synergistic Research cable over the years, but Ted Denney's latest creation, the Galileo UEF, is quite simply the best wire Mr.D has yet designed- better even than the original Galileo, which cost four times as much.  Although it is still a bit of a pain to use - because of the various grounding connections required - Galileo UEF is far less of a pain than previous SR wires, simply because the dielectric biasing circuit is built into each cable. (No more wall-wart power supplies stuck in every outlet and power strip of your home.) More importantly, the UEF marks a dramatic shift in SR sonics, coming far far closer to neutral in balance than the darker-sounding originals, without sacrificing any of the speed, color, resolution, or power-range solidity and slam that SR is famous for.  A genuine breakthrough for Denney and Co., a relatively good deal compared to some of the six- and seven-figure competition, and a shoo-in for TAS' 2017 Cable and Interconnect of the Year Aware. (forthcoming)"

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"Like the SR Galileo UEF speaker and interconnects, the SR Galileo UEF power cords make components sound exceptionally neutral, rich in texture, full of body, powerful, fast, spacious, and detailed while allowing my system components to reach their full potential. The Galileo UEF digital and analog power cables on all system components checked all of the boxes for me."

Michael Girardi, Stereo Times, March 2018

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"Best Sound at Show" T.H.E. Show Newport

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"Although the Atmosphere UEF Level 4 cables are excellent cables within their price point, the technology employed in the Galileo UEF cables significantly improved upon the performance of the Atmosphere UEF Level 4 cables. Inner detail, low level musical signal retention, and the ability for the listener to easily pinpoint outlines within a well-defined soundstage were exemplary through the Galileo UEF cables.  Instruments and vocals sounded lifelike and not electrically constructed through the Galileo UEF cables. The lower noise floor conferred many benefits in the areas of micro and macrodynamics which for me, is at the heart of enjoying recorded music… I have a new reference."

Michael Girardi, Stereo Times, Issue 91, June 2017

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"If all this makes it sound as if the Galileo UEFs do virtually everything at the breathtaking levels of a Zenvo TS1, Bugatti Chiron, or Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, it’s because they do."   "Synergistic Research’s Galileo UEF interconnects and speaker cables are technical tours de force that demonstrate just how far the art of cable making has come since the Golden Enz days of electrical-grade copper conductors and connectors of gold-plated nickel. They serve as a reminder of three audiophile truths: the simplest circuit does not always sound the best, the highest-performing products are often not the most expensive, and despite all the amazing progress made, the art continues to advance."

Howard Kneller, SoundStage Ultra, September 2017

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"I could tell something was different from the first note. There was a sense of unfiltered and unprocessed natural clarity to the sound. The noise floor was so non-existent and deeply black that the level of detail and individual notes just seemed to pour out from the Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, but with a liquidity and ease that was new to my ears."

Robert Youman, Positive Feedback, Issue 91, June 2017

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Galileo SX Digital Interconnect specifications:

 

Global MSRP
US $2,995/1m each - SPDIF (RCA)
US $3,495/1m each - AES/EBU (XLR)

  • 1 each (RCA), 2 each (XLR) 2nd Gen Silver Matrix:

    • Silver Matrix Signal conductor: Monocrystal conductors with copper core
    • Dielectric: Solid Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
    • Shielding: Silver Braid -Quantum Tunneled Ground Plane Technology
    • Listening tests performed for signal direction before build

    1 each 2nd Gen High Current Galileo Silver Matrix Strings

    • High Current Silver Matrix Signal conductor: Monocrystal conductors with copper core
    • Dielectric: Solid Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
    • Shielding: Silver Braid -Quantum Tunneled Ground Plane Technology
    • Listening tests performed for signal direction before build

    2 each (RCA), 4 each (XLR) Silver Air String cables:

    • Silver Air Strings: 99.9999% pure monocrystal silver conductor
    • Dielectric: Air (sealed)
    • Shielding: UEF Ground Plane Technology
    • Handmade in our California factory

    Ground Plane wire:

    • Multi conductor Silver/Copper with Teflon dielectric
    • Gold plated 2mm Banana Ground Plane connector

    UEF Cell:

    • 99.9995% Pure Silver Ribbons/Copper with
    • Teflon dielectric
    • Multi conductor Silver/Copper
    • Gold plated 2.5mm tuning circuit connector

    RCA and XLR Connectors:

    • Synergistic Research Silver SR20 RCA or XLR

    Build Notes:

    • Individual EXP Isolated cable geometries for improved vibrational isolation
    • Galileo SX Level 5 UEF Matrix Shielding: 2 different UEF coatings with Graphene are applied to UEF Cell, connectors and cabling and ground significantly reducing the noise floor and allowing a purer signal to transfer with less grain providing more warmth and detail. The conductors and ground plane and UEF Cell also benefit from dampening effect that UEF provides
    • 1 Termination for Galileo SX tuning Module (Silver and Gold)
    • UEF Ground Plane termination
    • Silver Solder: 4%
    • Hand build time: 4 hours
    • Quantum Tunneling: After the cable is completely assembled all connections and cabling are treated with 1,000,000 volts of electricity at specific frequencies and pulse modulations, creating a canal in the conductor material and contact points at the molecular level that allows electrons to flow more freely. This allows the maximum amount of low level information through the conductors and provides for the highest amount of realism in your music
    • Secondary UEF Blue Treatment originally developed for SR Blue Fuses
    • 5-day Burn In: 2 step process
    • Hand Made in our California factory

    SR Ground Block (optional):

    Galileo SX interconnects have shields that can be grounded direct to earth with supplied ground cables bypassing your component’s power supplies for a lower system noise floor.

    • To improve performance further still use an optional SR Ground Block with its UEF Ground Filter -or- Active Ground Block to elevate overall system performance; not only can you star ground the shields on Galileo SX interconnects to either the passive or ACTIVE Ground Block, but you can also ground all of your system’s components for a dramatic lowering of your system’s noise floor for greater detail, clarity, and musicalit

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Atmosphere acoustic field generator

Supercharge your cables.

Imagine listening to Charlie Parker at Birdland, then walk into Carnegie Hall to be seated at the best place in the house. This is can all be possible in your listening room by adding Atmosphere. No other product allows you to tailor the size and depth of your soundstage with stunning realism to accurately match the type of music you are listening to. Atmosphere is a multi-wave RF generator that has the ability to change your listening environment. Simply placed it your room, turn it on, and let yourself be amazed.

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