Made in Italy. The real deal
Made in Italy. The real deal
Without knowing your system, it is nigh on impossible to suggest anything short of guessing what MIGHT work for you. Hence I can only relate actual personal experiences.
NORDOST FREY (series 1 currently on sale here in AGON) ICs and speaker cables were a big, big improvement in my system.
Maybe they will work equally well for you.
I agree having it all is not very likely. There are plenty of good cables in the sub 1K price range, I tried several from the cable co. And had good luck.
Don't know your equipment but if it is highly resolving then you might want to consider 2K and up, otherwise i would stay in the sub 1k range for more musicality.
If it were me, I wouldn't spend more than 2 times whatever the speakers cost on speaker cables. The only exception would be if you are going to bi wire externally (2 separate runs). Use the same pricing structure I list above about not spending more than 2x what the speakers cost, and just get 2 pairs.
To clarify: Speakers cost $1000, single run non-biwire no more than $2000, double biwire, single run cable x2 - $4000.
Speakers cost $1000, single run non-biwire no more than $2000, double biwire, single run cable x2 - $4000.
WOW, that shoots the old 10% rule, not just out the window, but into the stratosphere.
Thats your opinion, and its OK, but given a $5000 budget, I think it makes more sense to spend $4000 on the speakers and a $1000 on the cables.
With the Reference 3As, it seems like the best synergy would be to use their cable. I cant help but think that some form of this is used for internal wiring. Using something else would definitely change the character of the sound, which could appeal to you. The only way to know is hear it in your system, but using 3As with their cable makes a good starting point.
Well, its about time. Thanks Tls49 for questioning my ridiculous post. And you were nice about it too. Aprica88, I in no way meant to offend you. You're welcome to spend your money any way you choose. My first post was just to get you to look at your initial post a little more objectively. Just listing your price range like that, and nothing else, is IMO, a really bad way to go about selecting cables. (We must have posted our 2nd posts at close to the same time because I didn't see it even though my post shows up after yours.). If you want to make the right choice, you really need to try some cables firsthand. There's just no other way to do it. There are many reasons for this, but with cables, sometimes you end up liking the cheapest ones the best. Its possible that you may end up choosing something for your max budget of $2000, but there's a very good chance you may like something for $500. No point in locking yourself out of a good choice just because its cheap.
Someone above mentioned you try The Cable Company. I couldn't agree more. Their one of the most valuable resources an audiophile can have. I've been using them myself for many years and wouldn't do it any other way.
Gregg Straley's Reality Cables are remarkably able to reveal all that a system can deliver.
The $295 price for an 8 foot pair is quite reasonable.
I agree with an earlier posting that true accuracy will not mask the lack of sweetness in certain recordings, but this great cabling delivers the soul of the performance, whether sweet or raucous, with never any superimposed harshness or shrillness.
If you have an interest I am selling my HiDiamond Speaker Cables. They are D7 with spades on both ends 2Meters long.
I have two sets as I used them in a Bi-Wire configuration.
Will sell separately or as a package deal. They fit the sound you are looking for. PM me. I will be re-listing them in a few days but can do a better deal now.