I recently bought the 8TC and am very happy with it - I have Klipsch Cornwall II's, by the way.
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NBS has several basic designs with distinctively different sounds. The King Serpent group tends to be warmer, a bit relaxed and not as analytical as the other group. I like these speaker cables a lot.
NBS cables are extremely stiff. With the King Serpent, the part that connects to the amp and the speaker (the leads near the spade lugs) are stiff and brittle and should not be bent sharply. The cable should also not be bent repeatedly for the same reason (the conductor inside will break). This happens quite a bit with dealer demo models from constant removal and reinstallation. You should make any necessary inquiry about the condition of these parts of the cable.
The Kimber 8TC has been a very popular cable for some time now. That's because they are a very transparent cable that works well with a wide variety of systems. It won't add or subtract anything from your system or music. Lots of folks look for cables to use as tone controls. 8TC just won't cut it for them. If you own good recordings and your system is well balanced, transparent, open, and images well: The 8TC WILL do you justice.
Palerider and Ryder's posts above are absolute opposite ends of the opinion spectrum re the Kimber Kable 8TC speaker cables, which is what keeps this hobby so disconcerting. One guy calls it London Smog and the other calls it a Giant Killer. For what it is worth, I just got the 8TC and it removed all traces of smog from my system. Sounds now coming out of my Magnepan 20Rs unlike any that I have ever heard before. Transients, attack and decay of notes etc to absolutely die for. Go figure...??
Tried many different cables over the years, long, short, all flavors and price points and the 8TC just lets the music flow - period. I have really expensive gear and the 8TC is as good as it it will ever get, whatever the $$$$ you might want to spend IMHO. Anything else is just a tone control, changing system synergy or tonal flavor. Only caveat is to get pro termination that are oxygen free connectors.