John is right about the synergy of Ensemble cables and power conditioning products. I have replaced most everything else I was using with Ensemble in two systems. I have the Megaflux speaker cables in both these systems. It replaced Transparent Reference and Transparent Ultra XL, which I had been using for years because I loved the smooth rich sound, which some think too dark, but I found perfect for my speakers, other gear, and tastes. I had listened to a lot of cables before I settled on the Transparent, which was quite expensive, even used or demo. Then I had the opportunity to try the Ensemble speaker cables, which cost less than half the Transparent stuff. The sound was superb, I didn't give up anything, and the experience led me to start replacing my Transparent interconnects and finally add Ensemble power cords and line conditioner. I haven't used any other cables since then (about 2 years now). For the price, esp. if you can find a pair used, you should give the speaker cables a try. To confuse things a little, I've lately been reading and hearing about the Sonoron line of cables (by the same company that makes the Sistrum rack, which I also use). They are also quite inexpensive and said to be great sounding. But I don't think I'm going to start auditioning a new cable again, since I'm so satisfied with the Ensemble synergy I have now. It's bad/confusing enough trying out different CD and SACD players all the time. I'm really content with my cables, which I've used with all kinds of other gear now.