What we are incapable of testing here is just how accurate that claim is across different Siltech Cable ‘families’, however I’m pretty confident there is no problem here. These are meticulously engineered cables, as are the other cable ranges in the Siltech Cable portfolio. I have no doubt that they sound as internally consistent as Classic Legend, and I have little doubt that a pick ‘n’ mix assortment of Siltech Cable products will have the same consistency. This means that if someone buys a Classic Legend interconnect cable today, with a mind of using it with an all-Explorer cable system, the Classic Legend will be both a good ‘fit’ and show a degree of improvement to start the upgrade process. That will likely also work in the other direction; someone who buys a full system’s worth of Classic Legend cables today may well upgrade within the Siltech range to something like Royal Signature, Suntory Royal 12 Year Old Millennium, or Triple Crown. And this will be super compatible too.
You might not want to make that upgrade path, however, because Classic Legend is good enough in and of itself. To see why, please follow along with a little game I play when reviewing any kind of cable system. It’s called ‘consciously ignore the price until the end of the review’ game. OK, it’s not as commonly played as ‘chess’ or as much fun as ‘Call of Duty’ but it does allow you to place a product in its true context instead of pigeonholing it by price. I have kept price out of the review for that reason. And in sound, build, packaging and the rest, I would have placed these cables far further up the ladder than I expected. If you think an interconnect cable that costs £2,380 is an interconnect cable that costs £5,000 – or more – by virtue of its build and (complete absence of) sound, you know you are on to a winner. And the Siltech Cables Classic Legend is certainly a winner. I’ll drink to that!
Prices and contact details
Prices as tested:
- Siltech Classic Legend 380P power cord: £1,030/1.5m
- Siltech Classic Legend 680P power cord: £1,690/1.5m
- Siltech Classic Legend 880P power cord: £2,210/1.5m
- Siltech Classic Legend 380i interconnect: £800/1.5m
(XLR or RCA)
- Siltech Classic Legend 680i interconnect: £2,380/1m
(XLR or RCA)
- Siltech Classic Legend 680L loudspeaker cables: £4,060/2.5m pair
- Siltech Classic Legend 380 USB: £1,330/2m
- Siltech Classic Legend Network cable: £1,030/2m
Manufacturer: Siltech/International Audio Holding BV
UK Distributor: Padood
Tel: +44(0)1223 653199
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