Thanks, all -- I think the vote for Joe Abrams is unanimous! :-) I shall contact him -- but I hope you don't mind if I continue to pick your brains, too. My experience with MIT speaker wires goes only so far as the original MH750 and 750 Shotguns (pre terminator boxes, with two cables strapped together with a third length at the end -- what a bulky mess!), so that's at least 10 years ago. Then I went SET, and MITs were NOT a good match! So off they went in AudioMart, and I went deep into Cableland for the right match for that system.
Now I'm going to try a DMA-50, "just to see/hear" (yeah right, meet another audio toy that'll go SOMEwhere, even if maybe not in the main system, depending). MIT has marched on, of course. It appears -- and this is what I'm trying to get a handle on -- that even the lesser cables from the Terminator line, such as the Terminator 2, are far more advanced in construction, and possibly better sounding, than the original 750s. Is this true? Since this is just an initial experiment, I don't want to spend as much or more on the wires, even used, than I'm spending on the amp, which comes in at far less than a thousand. So do I pick up a (by now well) used original 750 - or perhaps Shotguns or Plus's, if they can be had cheaply -- for a couple of hundred, or spend the same amount on new T-2s? Over the years, how has the pecking order stacked up? What say y'all?
And Detlof -- if the '50 is "less tricky," would you say that something like the Goertz MI2 or MI3 might work without frying the amp? I've heard enough horror stories -- though not about the '50 -- to be paranoid. If I remember, though, you've actually used this model amp; did you have success with other cables? Would you share your experiences?