good standard choices, (been around, lots of folks say they are good)
Nordost Blue Heaven
Nordost Blue Heaven
I think you should try SilentAudio Apollo C copper interconnects(for Solid State components). They are available on audiogon auctions and if you can get by with short 18-20" lengths, Paul will make them up for you at such a modest cost it is virtually a no risk proposition. If you like them you'll have some spare change--$375 to play with. If you want to spend $400+ I like Kworks custom made non shielded ICs and Igor also makes a very fine "empowered" model power cord. I have no connection with either company other than being a satisfied customer.
I have Musical Fidelity products and I have been VERY happy with Harmonic Technology Truth Link Silver and the Pro Silway II.
I currently have both and can tell no difference between the Truth Link Silver and the Pro Silway II. I got both on Audiogon for very reasonable rates. I live in a hi RF area (Seattle suburb)so the shielding is nice.
VH Audio Spectrum (copper). $400/pair direct with a 60 money back guarantee. I can't imagine you will return them.
Incredibly transparent and open.
In my system (Modwright SWL 9.0SE, Modwright Sig. Truth Platinum Sony 999ES, CJ MV60SE, and Aural Acoustics Model B) I found them to be better than Oritek X-2s and Nordost Quattro Fils.
I'll post a review in a week or so.
I am now using the Spectrums for all connections.
At first I had one pair each of Spectrums, Quattro Fils and X-2s. I tried each pair with each other pair in each position. (Sorry for the awkward phrasing: it's late).
I found the X-2s to be tonally "light" (less full bodied than the Spectrums - not that the latter are in any sense thick or slow: they are in fact neutral and quick). This was the only drawback I found to the Oriteks.
Both ICs are highly transparent and resolving of low level detail and ambient info.
Will try to post a review within a week.