The Creation Ultimate is somewhat like the “junior” reference series (they are actually third from the top) from Hemingway. At $7,800 MSRP, they are not cheap but at this level of sound quality, neither are their competitors. Hemingway cables have always been delivering more than the physical attributes of their cables. Unlike the path taken by many of its competitors where to offer more and charge more, they must offer a cable that is the size of an anaconda. Hemingway cables have proprietary conductors in them and can be a bit “wiry” (may have been their proprietary conductors…) to lay them out so extra patience is needed. But once you have them settled in, they will astound you. There is this startling clean display. There is no edgy vagueness around the soundstage and imaging where some lesser cables tend to be weak in. The cables were more like an extra smooth conduit for the signal travel between the amp and speakers. It does demand top a top notch components for maximum result though.
Cable looks good with just the usual scuff marks around the RCA from use. Blue protective wrap over the tuning boxes and plugs was never removed. One owner since new. We have the original wooden box and will double box it for safe shipping.