What speakers and speaker cables?
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It usually makes a significant improvement to replace the stock links provided with the majority of speakers with a better link. Many companies make replacement links ie Nordost in varying levels (cost). Another option if possible is to make a short set with the same cable that you are using as your speaker cable. There have also been some testing as to weather bi-wire is better than a single run + a link or jumper to the other set of speaker terminals. I have always run my system bi-wired and have recently switched to a single run with a jumper made from the same wire (Nordost Valhalla) and have noticed an improved sound. I believe much of this assessment or study has been done by Nordost. Main message is to replace the stock jumpers-you will appreciate the benefit (if you have a good store close maybe they will lend you a sample or two)
@bpoletti That is NOT my experience. But, then I don’t know what wire/cables you used with which gear. I have experience with Homegrown Audio’s silver in Litz configuration on Parasound, Rogue and Ayon driving various speakers including Avalon: These silver cables do NOT sound anything like your "Bright, distorted and shrill high frequency". Once again, I guess YMMV. I’m not arguing with your assessment, I am just stating my experience does not agree.
I am very curious to try Tempo silver cables from http://www.tempoelectric.com/cables.htm (and I absolutely lust after his phono stage at http://www.tempoelectric.com/phono.htm )
One of the real benefits of using silver is that when it oxidizes, it still sounds the same — unlike copper. Also, keep in mind that you do NOT want to willy nilly mix metals in the signal path, for instance a silver cable connected to copper binding posts is not optimal if you believe the studies published over several decades.