Looking for IC's between a Plinius Integrated Amp and a CDP(California Audio). It's pretty confusing with all the choices, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Analysis Plus Copper Oval
I am very happy with Synergistic Research, There should be a model in your price range.
Its only going to get worse....how about some Signal cables for the next step?Good luck,Bob
Zu Gede
Reality Cables are at the top of your budget new. Auricle Audio are a great deal and usually available here via auction for well under your budget. Used Nordost Red Dawn or Blue Heaven ables would also fall within your budget.
VH Pulsar or TG Audio regular silver (not bright!). Can't go wrong with either. Best? Don't know.
Chimera Advantage II.
Blue Circle BC95's.
the Alpha Core Goertz silver purl stuff is stupid good for the price
DH Labs BL-1 Series 2
I love my Nordost Red Dawn.
Well, looking at the responses so far you won't be less confused after your
post. Sucess of cables is system dependent and any recommendation needs
to be tested in your system. One option to find out is trial and error, based on
general recommendations. Another option would be to look at virtual systems
and see what cables people use with your components. Finally, the cable
company (www.fatwyre.com) recommends cables based on your components
and lets you try out cables for a certain time.

In my opinion, the best value for money can be had with cables from small
manufacturers that have gained good recognition on the forums here. In that
category, I can recommend looking at VH audio (e.g. Pulsar interconnects)
and Ridge Street Audio (e.g. Midnight SIlver Edition cables). Both bested
Kimber Hero, Nordost Blue Heaven, in my system.

In the case of VH Audio you can buy new and return the cables anytime
during a 60 day !!! trial period. As for other manufacturers like Nordost etc.
go used so that you can sell the cables, if you do not like them.

I hope this helps,

Two words: Kimber Hero. Happy Listening!
audio art cable ic3 the best of all period ,email rick he will help you,it just replaced a very high end cable in my system all for 89.00
A cable I like very much between my CAL Alpha dac and my Jolida 801 integrated is the Canadian-made Clarity Labs Emberglow, silver-plated copper. It sounds natural, open and warm. Looks nice too, if that's a consideration. I think I paid $120 for a pair two years ago.

Here's a link: http://www.responseaudio.com/clarity%20labs.htm
Audio Horizons Series X. Take advantage of their 30-day free trial and have a listen.