I bought some cables from SignalCable. They are very, very good.
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Look at Darwin Silver ($295), or Darwin Ascension ($595). The Silvers were a tranformational step-up in sound from the Morrow MA-4s and 3s I had. They look cheap, but the sound is wonderful. I have a very resolving system and they are the last ICs I will buy. Use any of the typical sound adjectives and they apply to these ICs. I've also had Crimson cables, Audioquest (several different ones), Magnan, Mogami (long ago). Morrows were very easy to use due to their flexibility and soundwise were a lateral move overall from Magnans and the better Audioquests (some things a little better, some worse). The Darwins will flat out amaze you if you don't get psyched out by their looks--no one has to know you didn't pay stupid money to have much better sound. I was NOT expecting the jump in performance from the MA-4s to the Silvers.
I'm a Snake River Audio cable fan and it may just fit in your budget depending on the model you try. There is a 30 day money back guarantee if not happy. Call Jonny. I have a revealing system as you can tell and I am quite pleased with the performance of this cable; it replaced a lot of better known brands and I have never looked back.
I second the Darwin Silver ICs and staying in the silver camp, I went for the Tempo Electric silver speaker cables. An 8' length will run you less than $400 and the level of increase is on par with the Darwin ICs, I kid you not.
They will be bright for the first three days but will even out and blow all the cobwebs away. Check out my review on them under the review section.
All the best,