However, the Silver Eclipse leaped ahead a fair margin in delineating dynamic contrasts and transient fidelity. Staccato attacks of Flamenco guitar simply exploded with lots of bite and excitement. I noted greater extension and definition at both ends of the spectrum and improved resolution of low-level details.
The presentation of music was bigger, bolder and more dramatic. All this resulted in a heightened sense of believability and offered greater insight into subtle musical details particularly in complex orchestral works compared to the less expensive Equinox cables.
While I would not characterize the tonal balance of the Silver Eclipse as tipped up or bright, they were a little cool on top but were also devoid of any glare or undue edge that many folks associate with silver.
There was a good sense of forward momentum without any sign of bass bloat or sluggishness. These cables were as clean as the proverbial whistle. With their aforementioned cool balance, they will not sugar-coat any sonic shortcomings in your system. If you are looking for cables to behave as tone controls, look elsewhere. The Gold Starlight digital cable also improved upon the Starlight, which was certainly no slouch but the Gold simply passed more information. Music was fuller, with greater punch and presence than the basic Starlight. Playback took a big step forward in believability and involvement.