|As someone who's been buying cable in the dark for years, I'm positively blown away with the Cable Company.|
I purchased some Cardas Hexlink speaker cables through "UsedCable.com" (part of Cable Co.). If I bought them used from a private party, I'd be stuck - since they're definitely forgeries.
But since I bought through these guys, they sent me a whole box of cables (another pair of Cardas, Purist Audio, Goertz, Transparent Audio, Oval 9's). Paying only for the freight I was able to demo thousands of dollars worth of already burnt in cables to know what was right for me.
And yes, the new Hexlinks were night and day better than the suspected forgeries. But maybe just as importantly, the expertise you get from them is amazing. Tell them about your system, and what you're looking to achieve, and these guys really narrow down all the options to more of what you want and can afford.
All the cables sent to me were different, but on the money in terms of what I was looking for, and I could live with any of them.
I'm so impressed and amazed with them I've got to say auditioning or buying new or used cable through anyone else would be doing myself a disservice. There's absolutely no reason to buy cable by shooting in the dark anymore (as I've been doing for years).
Use these guys and take the risk out of the process.