There's no reason why you can't use regular IC's if your TT allows for it. I have 2 VPI's with RCA terminations and have never had any problems. You still have to pick a cable that you like the sound of, but that will always be the case. For me, I get best results with AQ cables with the DBS system. They need a minimal amount of break in and they stay that way even if they don't get used heavily. A really safe, good sounding choice, would be the Jaguar/Columbia. I have several pairs and have yet to find an application where they don't sound great. If you want to try silver, the Cheetah is an excellent choice. I use them on both of my TT's. I do feel that you take on a bit more risk with those because sometimes the silver doesn't sound good with certain components. I haven't tried Kimber in a long time, so I can't comment on those. I do have some Cardas Golden Reference. That's also a very good cable, but I still prefer the AQ.
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