I think your money would be better spent on a used pair of Audioquest Slate, Type 8, CV-8 or older hi-end Audioquest cables. Some of these can be had for way less than the 8TC. At least that's my experience, YMMV.
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in response to my inference that the audioquests are low performance, i only meant to infer that the type II wires were a lower end cable in the audioquest line. i bought them years ago b/c they were what i could afford at the time. certainly an improvement over the tributaries that i had been using. kimbers have always gotten such high praise that i incorrectly assumed that switching from the low end audioquests to the low end kimbers would yield some improvement. i was wrong. however, some things have changed since my original posting. i attended emotiva's emofest this past weekend since they are only a hour or so away. i was able to pick up an xpa2 gen2 for about 300.00 off of retail and couldn't pass it up. putting it into my system has brought all of the bass back and brought me 15 rows closer to the sound stage. there is still some loss of detail vs my old b&k/audioquest set-up, but every other facet of listening is improved. i have a feeling that using the audioquests would yield a very bright listening experience. going to have to search for a cable that is warm, but less truncated than the 4vs. any advice. fwiw i know that emotiva is looked upon questionably by audiophiles, but it's really a chunk of equipment that has really awakened my system. the price point is also impossible to ignore. i am certain that butler, rogue and others are better, but to what degree and at what cost? i will mess with cables for a while to see if i can wring out the last bit of detail. otherwise even with the kimbers i am about 80-85% happy. again any advice on a warm sounding cable that doesn't quite kill all of the magic?