AudioTruth Diamond 2 or 3 that should fit the bill very nicely for you....Price is for used
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We also have a tube system, and the most transparent cables we have found are either the Verastarr Silver Reference (or Signature) or Z-Squared Au/Au, with the Verastarr's sounding the cleanest. I would describe the Verastarr's exactly as you did in your post. The Z-Squared cables have a little more body in the low mids.
Every other cable I've tried, and I have tried at least fifteen at or above your price range, veiled the highs. I have not heard the Signal Silver cables, but their Analog II does not sound transparent IMO. The AU24 was as described by Stehno, but to my ear it did not fit your stated requirements. And it too smoothed over the highs in our system.
We have a SET amp with 104dB horns, so transparency is our goal, FWIW.
I have just changed to the Silent Audio Apollo A. It will fit your budget with a lot left over for music. The most detail that I have ever heard.
(I use them in a $60K+ system)
They are available on this website from the manufacturer.
I tried the Empress which didn't quite work out for me in my setup (rear loaded horns, really bright room). I would highly recommend the cable to anyone that doesn't have to fight for bass extension in their system. The resolution of the Empress was incredible. I am going to be trying a new version which is said to have resolved the leaness that I experienced.
If you want a clean sounding (not thin sounding) IC at a budget price try Element Cable's twisted pair with Cardas RCAs for around $99 new. They are built with Belden cable on what I believe is a J. Risch design. If I can hear obvious differences between power cords using these ICs they must be pretty transparent and neutral.