if you're used to silver than stick to kimber. you can't find any cheaper silver wire anyways.
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If you are going to use copper, go with AQ. Its more refined overall and its one of the few copper cables that is able to deal with that little bit of roughness/grain you get with stranded copper and most solid core. The Columbia is almost the exact same cable as the old Jaguar. If you are willing to buy used, save yourself the money. I have very revealing equipment and am not sure I can hear any difference between the two. If you like silver, AQ Cheetah would work for you. Use it on your source only, though. It never sounds right anywhere else.
You guys probably just bought counterfeit cables. If they were real, all you had to do was call AQ. They have a lifetime warranty. They don't run from it either. Even if there is the slightest concern, AQ really pushes you to send them in so they can fix anything that may be wrong.
Kimber's acceptable. I've used them in the past. Its not bad stuff. If you have revealing equipment, just don't expect the type of refinement you get with some of the other designs out there, including Kimber Select.
The warranty comment was mainly meant for Elizabeth. If the insulation in her cables went bad, they would have definitely replaced them under warranty. Otherwise, you mention AC's. I agree with you on that. AQ power cords have never done anything for me. I forget they even make them. I was just talking about IC's and speaker cables.