The short answer is to keep trying cables until you find what you like. Cable preferences, and the amount you spend on cables, will vary greatly from person to person. Search the posts here at at Audio Asylum and you will find more than a few evenings of reading material. I am one who believes cables do make a difference, but not to the level of an equipment change. On that basis, I generally look at spending a maximum of about 10 to 15 percent of the system cost on cables. Of course, that could be affected by the length of your cable runs. In your case, I would start with some simple Audio Asylum power cords using Volex SJT 14-3 power cable, and simple non-gold plated Marinco or Hubble plugs and iec's, or simply buy the same cable with molded plug ends. For other power cord choices, look up the VH Audio website. I like to use copper speaker cables and interconnects (using preferably solid core wire) with SS equipment. Inexpensive, easy to terminate, and good sounding cables can be made using Canare star quad cable and any one of a number of good spade connectors. If you need to bi-wire, use a single cable for HF and one for LF, connected together at the amp. If you can't solder and don't own a suitable crimp tool, use the Furutech spades which use set screws to torque down on the wire. Personally, I like Cardas cables and use Golden Cross (speaker) and Golden Reference (interconnect). Cardas Cross is good at a more entry to moderate level. I also like Sonoran Plateau cables that can be purchased relatively inexpensively here used. You will probably get a lot of other suggestions. Good luck.
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