So I brought home a Rotel RMB-1075 for an audition tonight. So far so good. Retail on it is $1500CND, and it sounds fantastic using my existing setup. The salesperson also loaned me Transparent Audio cables. I got a $312 power cord, $399 speaker wire (10ft pr), and two pairs of interconnects (1m each), one at $189 and the other at $471. So here I have a $1500 amp with $1350 in cables. Hmm. In comparison, I paid $60 for my Z1 10ft pair, $36 for my M550i interconnects (1m), and I'm using stock power cords (for now). The Transparent cable looks fairly unimpressive (oh these are the moments that I just *wish* I had a digital camera). The only thing impressive about it is the price tag. My Monster cables look to have better connectors, and it seems from previous posts that this makes a large impact. I can't really find anything about Transparent on the web, and I'd never even heard of them before this salesperson imposed them upon me. The system in question (and I'm only using 2channel to test): Pioneer Elite VSX53-TX as a pre/pro (on loan from my theatre) Rotel RMB-1075 (on a trial basis) Pioneer Elite DV-45A as source 1 Sony CDP-CX355 Megachanger as source 2 Energy Veritas 2.1 mains Source to pre/pro connection courtesy of a Monster THX1000 Fibre Optic interconnect. Comments on Transparent or anything else? If I get enough responses, I'll post results of my swapping out my Monster stuff for the Transparent.