I'll pose this to you for your opinions and experience;
Just completed a rebuild of my system and am down to the last two things. I want to change my speaker cables and I need a digital interconnect. The system is as follows;
CAL Icon Mk II monter coax cable (borrowed out of my theatre setup) MSB Link DAC III Kimber Hero Classe CAP-150 w/ phono borrowed Tara Omni (brown case) Hales Revelation 3s
The speaker cables I have in the system right now are brown and have a HUGE WAF quotient (sound good too). The Hales do not provide a biwire option, and the Classe is better suited to spades than banans. A fair amount of flexibility is required by my intallation. I have set a limit of $200 for an 8' pair of new/used speaker cables.
The digital cable between the CAL and the MSB only needs to be 1/2 meter. I am already amazed by the difference that the MSB makes, and in no way wish to soften or dull the sound of this marvelous bargian. I have set a budget of $125 for a new/used digital interconnect.
As always, your opinions and insight are very much appreciated. Your advise has helped bring my system to it's current state, and I am incredibly pleased with the results thus far.
Among moderately priced cables, I personally believe that the Kimber 8TC and 4TC are the ones to beat. I've been using these two cables in my own system for a long time, and I've been very pleased with them.
Hear this: I've downgraded from JPS Labs Superconductor speaker cables to unterminated Van Den Hul $75 6'runs directly from What Hi Fi catalogue. This is my best cable buy I've ever made. I'll be listing my JPS cables on e-bay and/or audiogon soon for at least $325.
THe Acoustic Zen cables are the best I've heard and a definate upgrade from the Harmonic Tech Products. I would highly recommend sending in your MSB to Dan Wright at www.modwright.com for mods, this is the single best improvement and by far the best bang for the buck upgrade you ca get.