I used to own Audioquest Dragon ($4700) and replaced with a pair of solid silver conductors with 95% air dielectric. The cost for a 10ft pair was $449, and is superior to the Dragon. The only caveat is that they are somewhat fragile due to the dielectric, but that is also why they sound so good. The name of the cable is Air Research, and you can inquire about them at www.ultrafi.com, email is email@example.com. Ask for Dave. Tell him Jerry Slavata referred you. He has demo pairs that you could audition before deciding.