Can David beat Goliath ?

I'm using Siltech Forbes Lake ic between DAC and amp.

I was wondering what 'little' (= cheap or unknown or underrated) cable could beat this big (and expensive) guy ?

Rest of my system =

-Kharma Ceramique 2.2
-Symphonic Line Kraftwerk (ss int amp)
-Metronome digital gear
-Transrotor Leonardo/ZYX Fuji
-Nirvana SL speakercable

Thanks !

The Siltech (G6) is a very expensive cable. As you know it works best in a top shelf system (like yours). If you are looking to get 98% performance of the Siltech at 1/10 the price, the Pure Note Paragon is the one to consider. Read the recent threads in this forum about Pure Note vs. Siltech.
Try an Oritek X-2 about $700/meter
I don't know if it competes as I have never had these head to head but I do know the Oritek is excellent at what it does
i had used the siltech compass lake between dac and preamp, and switched to the indra, which is not cheap ,but cheaper and better then the siltech.
i dont know what is considered "cheap" in this context..but the soundstring cable is very good..does every thing very well, well built, and is reasonable priced ($400 for 1 meter ic, $500 for speaker cables, and $500 for power cord)it is not the cheapest (ie $100 ic's) but it has been used in many $$$ systems that is generally reserved for $3000 per meter ic.

the cable is very high quality from a very large commercial wire manufacture in the usa..
Ozy - was the Compass Lake G5 or G6?
gary, ihad the siltechs g6 ,and can tell you that the siltechs are way too overrated ,and certainly overpriced.
i found several cables out there recently that cost less and produce so much better sound.
I am still very surprised that many people say things like : this cable is better than this one.
It depends so much from the amplifier, preamplifier, sources, speakers and other cables that this could be said relatively only when you have compared hundred of sytems and cables...
Nanotec's new ic's. World class at a fraction of the price.
can you afford $300 ? trey a one meter pair of the chimera cables. .