I had the same problem with them. But I wasn't as impress with them are you are. In the end, I went back to some standard cables.
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I have a set of these cables that I have used with a four amp system. When I first received them, the cables sounded really nice, but then I went and replaced the 14 gauge amp power cords with 10 gauge cords, which extended the bass, I lost the last bit in the highs--the speakers sounded muted. I replaced the cables going to the high frequency drivers with a lower 18 gauge generic cable, actually stripped some old audioquest cables down, pulled out two of the wires, made my own cables, and have my highs back again. I left the ant-cables going to the low freqency drivers alone and am very happy with the set up.
In the interests of fairness I should say that I have discovered a mistake I made while installing the anti-cables. I had accidentally hit the bridge switch on one of my amps while installing them. That was why the sounds got garbled. I put the put the switch back to the unbridged position. The anti-cables now sound very good. Sorry for the misleading post.
I've got a couple of sets of anti-cables. While everything seems system dependent, I think you'd be nuts not to try them. They work wonders in my system. More transparent, very widerange, and much less 'there'. For the price you can always send them back or sell them, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I'm using them to bi-amp my VR2's with an NAD M25, and they've never sounded better.
I cant understand why anyone would prefer anything else. In my system the highs are as clean and clear as I've ever heard. The cables are extremely natural with a supurb soundstage..very deep, very wide. The bass when required, shakes the house but with pitch and definition. Ive said this before, but, I tried almost everything out there including the highest priced spreads from the most prestigeous manufacturers, and nothing is as good as the anticables.
Stringreen, you mention bass that shakes the house... I failed to mention that upon adding the anti-cables, the bass I'm now hearing from my Maggies now delivers a sledgehammer-like impact when called for, and has reached a depth I never knew these speakers were capable of... Solid-core wire to a woofer is almost like being attached via bus bar straight from an amp. Tried these cables upon a friend's recommendation since I figured for the price I had nothing to lose (thought the high-dollar cables I'd been using for years couldn't be beat), and it turned out to be one of the most valuable changes I've made to my system.