Consider the JPS Labs cables - an alloy of copper and aluminum. I know, the first thing that comes to mind with aluminum is 1970s storm doors and houses burning down from faulty aluminum wiring.
But I've gone through many copper and silver cables and the JPS cables are in another/better league and exceed your criteria. Check out the reviews.
My vote goes to Jena Labs.
Hi Pani, I have heard both the AntiCable and the Audio Note IC's and believe that what you are looking for is better addressed in your price range with Acoustic Zen Matrix 11's. More resolution then either, but with good speed, what your calling PRAT, and great liquidity/ease.
I had the Anti-ICs in my system for about six months and was happy with them. I agree with your impression that they allow for a presentation with good PRaT (assuming the rest of the system can do that).
But after I made improvements to my source/preamp, the Anti-ICs worked less well in my system. After reading various recommendations for Morrow cables, I switched to the Morrow MA3s. Now I'm happy again. Like the Anti-ICs, the MA3s allow for a presentation with good PRaT. But, in my system, the MA3s are more extended, have less grain, and let through more harmonic color than the Anti-ICs. Yes, I know, the MA3s are silver coated. But in my system, they have none of the negative characteristics sometimes associated with silver. FWIW.
I have tried the Jena Symphony but did not like it. It sounded very clean but it also took away some info from the high frequency.
Jgiacalo, which model from JPS would you want me to try ?
I will look at Morrow and AZ as well.
Contact Tony at Tonian labs about his new IC's....you can thank me later :-)
What a hobby this is. People are seriously posting the inability of Anti-Cables to produce frequency extremes. Can cable be THAT system dependent? In my house, my speakers effortlessly can shake the foundation of this place...with no sense of strain. Highs are delicate and clean - the cables are extremely fast and dynamic. What can you say about such divergent evaluations??
The Morrow MA3's definitly the way to go! As a fellow lover of prat they have it but to acompany that with beautiful harmonic texture was more than I expected, they also are grain free and are extended in the highs and the best bass I've heard.For me the Anti cables where almost there but had to go. After one set of Morrow's I plan to gut all my cables! there that good.
I agree with Bryoncunningham and Jdub39, try the morrow cables with 60 day money back. Excellent bang for the buck giant killer cables.
Take a look at CRL interconnects (Cable Research Labs). Their names are a little confusing (bronze, silver, gold) as they are all copper cables of varying price points. They are an exceptional bargain if you can find them used.
You might also want to look at XLO cables, they make fast sounding copper cables, or Nordost. Wondering, what's your reason for not considering silver cables since silver has a lot of what you're looking for.
Haven't heard the the ones mentioned by the OP but I second Glide3's recommendation. I use the Supras for my speaker cables as well and am thinking of going for their power cable as well.
Elementcable, I value tone and timbre even more than PRAT, unfortunately I am yet to hear a silver cable which is not dry in the midrange. And, I have heard many silver cables. Hence I do not want to waste my time and money experimenting more with them.
It's good you know what you're looking for. I've come across many who just wants to upgrade but don't know the sound they're after.
I suggest a design using thin solid core conductors, also Teflon dielectric would be great.
Second Jena Labs. The most uncolored cable I've ever had in my systems. The utter lack of grain in the highs requires some brain adjustment, but once you get used to it, you're a pretty happy camper. :)
Dear Pani, I absolutely agree with Glide3, there is only one cable available that will meet all your criteria. You will be amazed by the Tonians, they are keepers.