Try any of Nordosts newer cables like Frey or Heimdall, they retain many of the Red Dawn's characteristics but with more warmth and body IMHO.
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I'd see if you can get a 30 day from cable coimpany (or other dealer with a returnpolicy)on Cardas you can afford.I sold krell for 6 years (and you know how brittle and metalic the mids can be with Krell) and though we didn;'t sell them ffreinds who I set up I'd reccomend Cardas for systems where comination of eletroinics and speakers made a too brite a combo.I'd like to read up/hear these Ridge Street wires myself though since I have seen them mentioned.
I would recommend acoustic zen. I used to have the red dawns in my system and like you wanted add just a bit of warmth and body. I auditioned a whole bunch of cables and ended up gettng the AZ Ref Matrix between my amp and preamp and the Silver Matrix between my preamp and sources. Great cables! You can find them here for sale within your price range.
Since you liked the other Nordost characteristics (as do I), any of the other Nordost offerings above Red Dawn would do nicely. e.g. SPM and higher. I went to SPM from RD and the improvement was in all categories, but particularly mininimal "brightness" and substantially improved bass. Frey (which you can get discounted) was about the same as SPM, maybe a touch better.