Talk to Frank at Signal Cable. Good cables at a reasonable price.
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Ralph Karsten, who designs/builds/owns Atmasphere personally uses Mogami balanced cables in his professional and audiophile systems. Do a search here in the archives for "Mogami", I'm sure you will find his reasoning behind using them.
Mogami is very, very, affordable. No hi-end, exotic, nano-tech, liquid-ferrous cooling, spiel. Just professional cables for the recording industry.
I use ordinary microphone type XLR cables from a company called Yorkville as well as Mogami (both available at a local music/guitar center). Mogami are roughly twice as expensive but slightly better built and probably more durable. Can I hear a difference between one and the other - not that I have noticed...
They are not given away, but I was very surprised by the Morrow Audio ICs. They have a very high performance to cost ratio compared to other more expensive ICs I have tried. The only Morrows I have tried are the PH-1 phono and MA-2 IC. I kept both and currently think them the best sounding ICs I have ever had in this system.
Blue Jean Cable sells decent balanced IC's at a decent price, will make the cable to a length you specify, and ship quickly. These work fine for me but I am not one who finds a lot of difference between IC's so long as quality wire and connectors are used. BJC's web site provides info as to their wire and connectors.
I found a bargain with MIT's EXP Proline series (not sure of exact model). I'm also not one who hears much difference in quality ICs so after experimenting with some fairly high priced cables I got a deal on the MITs and have been happy with them. Nice build quality and the packaging for mine says "Made in USA."
It *might* be worth a try to go by Guitar Center and try a set of Mogami Analog Reference Microphone Cables, 'Gold' series.
This is a top choice among music pros and used in studios and live performances. I think they also make a 'Platinum' series for hi-end audio use, but you may want to just try the 'Gold'.
I connect my CA 840c CD player to my PSAudio GCC250 integrated.
The Chimera Labs are new for me too. Sort of fell into them. Check out the information on their website.
Also, a 4m pair of Alpha Core TQ-2 cables are for sale here on Audiogon. These are very well regarded cables as well in your price range.
Lastly check out Grover Huffman cables. They have a pretty steady cult following and are highly regarded. I haven't heard these, but I did order a set of their speaker cables to try out.