need your help again.............

i now know there is something to upgrading interconnects and speaker wire. my dilema is for the pre to pwr amp connect which is better. i am thinking of kimber kable hero, and audioquest king cobra or diamond back. they both seem to have good reviews. any one that has had dealings with these two are others in this price point let me know. i also like cardas cables as well. i have a conrad johnson 2300a and 2500a power amp and pv10a and pv12 preamp.
I've heard dozens of different IC's and cables of every flavor in my system. I have a fellow audiophile that has a very nice system also. We try cables of all sort in each others system.
Most of the time the cable that works best in his system sounds like crap in mine. It goes the other way around also.
Every once in awhile one sounds good in both.
What I'm trying to say is no one can tell you what will work in your system.
Just start with a cable, if it works keep it. If it doesn't, buy another and try it until you find the golden ring.
I'd try the Kimber Kable first with C/J.
Kimber Kable. Kimber line is at least consistent. Pay more, get more. Audioquest is not. Should consider the Signal Cable and MAC lines also. I've enjoyed decades of playing with cables and these two are very cost effective.
I couldn't agreed more with what Zmanastronomy was saying. When asked for any type of reviews Amp/Pre/IC keep this in mind, no 2 systems sound the same. The makeup of the rest of your system is so different from others that even with the same IC the results may vary. I have heard both Kimber Hero and AQ King Cobra, given a choice I'll take the Kimber for more balanced sound.
When I ran c-j ss gear, I liked StraightWire and WireWorld interconnects and speaker cables, but I really, really like the Goertz MI speaker cables.
Call John Pharo at The Cable Company and ask him. THe Cable Company has a cable library that you can access and try different cables in your own system to hear for yourself.

Good advice Chuck.
thank you all for your input. i will consider them all as i make a decision. and celtic66, will look into mac and signal wire as well. the other i have heard about is lat, that is said to be good in that price point.
I used to have audioquest king cobra but swapped it out with xlo reference ic's .More defined bass more detail and just better in my system. All my cables bar two are xlo and this has been a very positive step. Hope this helps.
pops110 are they very expensive..... and how did you like the king cobras. and what type of system did you have.
I thought the cobras were great until I heard the xlo, so my advice would be , if you don't have much spare cash go for the cobra but if you have a little more keep the xlo in mind. But at the end of the day try as many cables as you can and buy what fits your budget and sounds good to you. The xlo reference ( nos type 1 I think) that I bought cost $350 Australian . But were terminated with top quality wbt bananas by my dealer. In my system they better the cobras in every area. You can look at my system in the systems pages. Hope this helps. Cheers
pops110 got a pair of used taralabs vec 2's, from the cable guy as suggested by the krell guy. they did sound somewhat different than the aq's i brought. will try the xlo's as well. thanks for your advice.
No problem, hope it doesn't cost you too much trying different cables but it really is the best way to find out what works best for you. Cheers