Hi Blue_strat, you can't go wrong with SunnyBoy1956's suggestion. He's been tuning his Quads for several years and well ahead of my own experimentation. Since I've had the Quad 2805s in the last few months, I've played with a lot of speaker cables. In your price range, I can strongly recommend the DH Labs Q10 for the Quads! I happened to own this cable before the Quads and since then I haven't found one that I like better. Of the others I tried, the Kimber 8TC was also very good, though a little less neutral than the DH Labs. What I liked about the Q10 was how it supported the midbass and rendered much depth in the sound stage. I continue to try other cables in an attempt to improve over the Q10, next up Audience AU24. I'll want to hear the Cardas GR too. I use deHavilland electronics. The Quads will love your VTL gear!