Perfection perfected. Analog and Digital.
Galileo UEF Power Cables are the first power cords we’ve manufactured with an internal Active EM Cell first developed for our PowerCell line conditioners. Even when your power cords are connected to a line conditioner, they're subject to RF and EM fields between the power conditioner and components, and this causes distortion in your system. Each Galileo UEF Power Cable comes equipped with a tiny Swiss made power supply designed to drive the cable’s Active Shielding as well as bias the micro EM Cells encased in carbon fiber. The net effect is a power cable that functions as a discreet power conditioner providing electrical isolation between connected components in your system. In fact powering one or two components with Galileo UEF Power Cables will deliver transformational effects that lower your system’s perceived noise floor. Each Galileo UEF Power Cable is handmade in our California factory and is available for immediate audition. Available in both Analog and Digital variants, contact your Synergistic Research dealer for details.
Global MSRP US $5,600.00/5ft
Active UEF EM Cell
Learn more about UEF EM Cells
Inside every Galileo UEF Power Cable is an Active Uniform Energy Field or UEF EM Cell that acts like a micro PowerCell line conditioner for the connected component while providing clean power to the cable’s Active Shielding. This is especially beneficial in systems with digital components such as computers and DAC's, Class D amplification, or when components have switching power supplies. The Carbon Fiber cylinder houses a Swiss-made power supply that generates the DC bias necessary for Active Shielding and to power the internal EM Cell while eliminating the need for messy external wiring and cumbersome wall warts. Performance is further enhanced by the introduction of UEF technology built into the cable’s shields and each individually sheathed cable geometry for the lowest noise floor of any power cord on the market.
Gold and Black Tuning Bullets
Control your world.
Learn more about Tuning Bullets
UEF Galileo Tuning Modules voiced expressly for Galileo connect to the shields of Galileo UEF power cables to contour sound by changing electrical vibration. By altering the relationship between signal and ground vibrations you take control of the sonic balance of your cable and in the process, the sound of your system. Silver UEF Tuning Modules are fast oscillators that tune for clarity, refined detail, and pinpoint image focus. Gold UEF Tuning Modules have a slower response for a sound that is warmer with a pronounced increase in soundstageing and a warm sense of envelopment that in some systems translates into greater musicality. When combining both Silver and Gold UEF Tuning Modules on different Galileo Power Cords in the same system you create the best traits of both Gold and Silver.
Isolated UEF geometries.
Learn more about UEF Geometries
Galileo UEF Power Cables feature 10 individual Active Shielded and isolated UEF geometries running in parallel, each biased by an onboard Swiss-made power supply infused with UEF Tech. High current conductors are accompanied by Pure Silver Monocrystal Filaments in air dielectrics and are built by hand in our California factory. The strategic combination of geometries provides audio components with refined AC power, enabling instantaneous current, free of noise and distortion. Specifically designed for either digital or analog components, the new Galileo Active UEF Power Cables will add weight, speed, and control—yet with all the warmth and delicacy required to bring your music to life.
A near superconductor at room temprature.
Learn more about Graphene
Synergistic Research power cables are the World’s first to incorporate Graphene, a new highly conductive wonder material that consists of a layer of pure carbon a single molecule thick; a near superconductor at room temperature for breathtaking dynamics. *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). What makes Graphene so remarkable is that it can do this at room temperature.
How to use tuning modules.
The design advantages provided by the implementation of an internal Active EM Cell, the ability to directly ground the Active EM Cell, and a new developed UEF Matrix Shielding were clearly demonstrated during the review. The approach taken by SR to conduct double-blind trials and selecting the preferred UEF technology based on the emotional connection to the music as one listens proved to be highly successful and validated repeatedly in my listening room. In similar fashion to how the SR Active Grounding Block SE performed in my system, the resulting lower noise floor and frequency uniformity delivered by the Galileo SX AC power cables have allowed me to listen to music at lower volumes without loss of detail, silence between notes, and dynamics. With the Galileo SX cables, it’s much easier to become emotionally connected to the music on many levels.
Mike Girardi - Stereo Times - March 2019
"Along with the SRX power cords, Andy also sent me a Galileo SX Ethernet cable to try between my router and the Aurender N10. I was using an off the shelf inexpensive Cat 5 Ethernet cable that came with some home router hardware (I know, sacrilegious at the very least). I also experimented with the Audioquest Vodka ($339/1.0M) and Nordost Heimdall II ($699/1.0M). Both were clear upgrades from the standard Cat 5, but neither persuaded me to use either Tidal or Qobuz for serious listening.
The Galielo SX Ethernet Cable ($2995 /1.0M) was a different story. Yes, based on MSRP alone, this is not a fair apples to apples comparison, but the differences were substantial. For a more detailed description of the sound, you can check out my earlier Galileo SX review that included interconnects, speaker cable, and power cords (HERE). The difference that the Galileo SX Ethernet cable can make was relatively the same as the other cables described in the review. I am sure that most are not surprised, but the bottom line here is that cable quality can make a difference—even for streaming, and even for Ethernet cable! I am now digging deep on Tidal and Qobuz, and just for the record, I am greatly satisfied by both!
Robert Youman, Positive Feedback, August 2019
"This was my first exposure to the new Synergistic Research Galileo SX phono cable. This $5,000 phono cable has transformed my analog playback, something I would have sworn was already exceptional. Am I finally hearing all that my VPI Scoutmaster is capable of? It feels like it, which is why I think the SX is the finest phono cable I have ever heard. I’m unapologetically a fan of Synergistic Research designs, but this may be the best thing they have ever done. It’s that good.
Now, I am addicted to this newish analog rig. I go down to my first-floor listening room every Saturday and Sunday and listen to jazz, rock, and classical music. What I am now hearing, every time I pull out an old favorite, is more musical information. I am hearing new things going on in the background. It’s mesmerizing.
It’s not a bold claim to say that this cable handily meets my four conditions, so let me go farther: the Synergistic Research Galileo SX is the clearest, most musical phono cable I have ever used in my reference system. Beyond expectation, this cable has transformed my analog playback. It is my new reference for what my record player is capable of, and as such, it earns my highest recommendation."
Lee Scoggins, Part-time Audiophile, September 2019
"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.
Robert Youman - Positive Feedback - October. 2018
"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.
Jonathan Valin - The Absolute Sound - Issue287 - Sept. 2018
"The Galileo SXes are indeed audio’s Ferrari Monzas. No other cable I know of is fully competitive with them on any of their strengths: imaging, transparency, speed, leading edges, detail, noise reduction, dynamics. But don’t let my infatuation with their technical prowess diminish what seems to be these cables’ raison d’être: the reproduction of music. They offered musicality in spades, and on several occasions got me up off my couch and dancing. In “Love Reign O’er Me,” they conveyed Bettye LaVette’s emotional intensity to the point that I wanted to cry. Listening to Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” with the lights low, I felt as if I were on a futuristic set from Blade Runner. These cables should appeal equally to your heart and mind."
Howard Kneller - Soundstage Ultra - April 2019
"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."
"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.
"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)"
Setting up Jonathan Valin of TAS with Synergistic's best
"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
"Best Sound at Show" T.H.E. Show Newport
"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
"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
"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
Galileo UEF Power Cord specifications:
- Each Galileo UEF AC Power Cord is made from 10 separate power cords- 4 pair High Current Galileo Silver Matrix Strings, 1 pair Tricon Strings, 1 pair Silver Air Strings, 1 each Tungsten Air String, 1 each Silver Active Shielding balanced DC geometry
- Standard 5 and 8 ft. lengths
Silver Air Strings:
- 99.999% pure silver signal conductor, Air (sealed) dielectric
Tungsten Air Strings:
- 99% pure Tungsten signal conductor, Air (sealed) dielectric
- Teflon dielectric
High Current Galileo Strings:
- Silver Matrix conductors, Modified PE dielectric
- Carbon Fiber "Active" and UEF EM Cell
- Galileo Active Shielding 2nd generation
- PTFE and Modified PE
Connector Input US:
- 1 each Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold
Connector Input International (EU/AU/UK):
- 1 each Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold Schuko
Connector Output US:
- Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors
Connector Output International (EU/AU/UK):
- Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors
- Swiss-made “Active Power Supply”
- SR Quantum Capacitors
- Point-to-point wiring
- Silver Solder 4%
Hand Built Time:
- 4.5 hours
- Standard Level 2
5 Day Burn In:
- 2 Step Process
Voltage and current Rating:
- US: 20amp/125v
- International (EU/AU/UK): 16amp/250v
A/C Cables also available in these Wall Plugs
CEE 7/7 (Type F)
UK Plug with SR20 fuses
+ additional $150 MSRP
Upgrade SR20 to UEF Orange Fuse
+ additional $75