Budget interconnects and speak wire


Hey I have a jolida 202 and tannoy r1. Need to know of some resonable wires for my components. If possible try to keep it under $200 for both thanks. Also need recs for a good cd player with optical out (for md recording) Thanks again
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I can only respond in general to your question, since I am not familiar with components in your audio system. However, there are several budget interconnects and speaker cables that I have used and like. Start with Kimber Kable's lower-priced stuff, such as the PBJ interconnect, or maybe the Hero. Kimber's Silver Streak is also an excellent interconnect and you can sometime buy it used for around $125 for a 1-meter length. For speaker cable, I suggest you start with Kimber's 4TC. It's good, fairly neutral, and the best buy at anywhere near the price. An option you might want to consider is interconnect and cable made by a fairly new company called "BetterCables". The owner of the firm builds all his cables as they ordered, to spec. I recently bought 3 different kinds to try: a component video set, a S-VHS cable, and a digital coax. I was very impressed with the build quality and performance-for-price. There are now a number of reviews of "BetterCables" on AudioReview. You should take a look at their Web site for more info: www.bettercables.com
DCFIS: On additional reflection, I should also have included some of the less expensive AudioQuest products. Among budget products, AQ's "Type 4" speaker cable is well regarded, as are their Topaz interconnects. I currently have several pair of AudioQuest Ruby x3 interconnects that I am going to sell, plus a pair of 0.5 meter Topaz. If you are interested, send me an E-mail at: [email protected] I'll make you a good price.