I'm using Cardas Hexlink Golden 5C with my SCD-777ES to Sim I-5 amp and the sound is smooth and rich.
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I'm using Nordost Quattro Fil with terrific results, but my 777ES has been modified, as you know. I do recall some posts on other threads a while back which took the view that you don't want too revealing a cable (I'd classify Quattro Fil in that category) because it could emphasize the weaknesses of the Sony analog stage. While those posters may not have been using a fully broken in unit, I would probably consider an audition of cables of that type before springing for them.
i'm using silver audio appassionata's with great success. if you can't tell everyone seems to have a different suggestion. which shows two things. 1: the scd-1/777 is doing its job and 2: cables don't seem to make that big of a deal. but in the case of 2, almost everyone is using reference grade cables on their scd-1/777 so who knows. i'll get back to you on that mod list i was talking to you about over email. i also have another interesting comment that i'll include when i get a chance to get it together for you.
I agree with the two posts above that suggest either the Cardas or Purist. I am using Purist Proteous with my SACD and find the resolution to be excellent and tonal balance very good. I would like a touch more warmth if possible, and the Cardas would be my first choice to experiment with, given the chance.