This Anniversary edition of the Aqueous interconnect cables is an “improved” version of the earlier model. It uses a different shielding and damping material which PAD calls it Contego. Conductors are an alloy mix of copper and gold. Listening to these cables is like having music “slide” through your system. It has an uncanny smoothness to it without sacrificing control, bass weight and detail. The first 10-15 mins of listening may raise your eyebrows a little but sit through longer and then you will (at least we did) start sensing the coming together of the sound/music into one lushful soundstage.
Cosmetically, the cables are in very good condition. Some scuff marks on the XLR plugs from use but nothing major. Cables will be securely packed for safe shipping.