Merlins & Speaker Wire

New Merlin TSM's seem to get some flak for being hard to match to speaker wire. Cardas gets a lot of nods, but gee....I'd love to spend less! Any good wire out there for the Merlins (used is fine too!) for under 300-400 bucks?


My system is all tubes so...........

I use TG Audio silver speaker wire with great success. I thought in my system it was better than Golden Reference and Audience AU24. YMMV. Depends if your rig is SS or tubes......
Been using Anti-cables for years with VSM-MM's and like them alot,good luck,Bob
Acoustic Zen Satori
I'll second the TG Audio wire. I've been running these with my TSM-MX's since getting them about 8 years ago. Very nice match.
robert, imho, the tsms are very linear and continuous sounding. i have never heard anyone give them flack about being hard to match to speaker wire. but because they are known to have a lot of resolution, you do not want to match them to something with an obvious character. in your price range and with the amp you are intending to purchase, look into the cardas se 9, single run and use my jumpers. this is a wire made for your kind of amp.
best regards,
Used Au24 from Audience

I have a pair of TG Audio HSR 8ft speaker cables with new TG jumpers if you're interested, but I would want a little more for them than what you're willing to pay. I bought them to compare to my Cardas.
Second the Satori's. They work great with my TSM's.