Speaker Cables for VANDERSTEEN 5 speakers

Please recommended speaker cables for Vandersteen 5 speakers.
The system is Mark Levinson No.383 amplifier, CD player Wadia 861.

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I personally run an Italian cable called HiDiamond and have for 2 years with my 5’s. I have tested over 400 different brands and HiDiamond is the best I have heard. I like their D7 and up cables and I believe you may be able to purchase directly from them if they still do not have representation in NA. Read on their technology because it truly is a very different cable. They bring a huge amount of emotion into my system and make you feel closer to the artist. I have owned cables costing 5 times more that are not even close in sound.
I prefer only one set of D7 with HiDiamond jumpers. They make a high end jumper.

I have tried Anti-Cables and truthfully you really are missing out on what the 5's are capable of until you try HiDiamond.
There are no questions that the equipment will affect the sound and I have no problems respecting other people opinions. It is also important to not get sucked into the huge marketing plans from some of the larger cable companies. If you are happy with your system, truthfully that is all that really matters. My system evolved over 30 years with 5 other guys and at this point in time I have my most emotionally involving system I have ever owned; this is also one of the least expensive systems I have owned. The HiDiamond cables pushed my system over the top in regards to being emotional; it’s not something I can put a price on.
We tested 400 cables and found 1 winner but for you it could be a complete different cable. Our testing is base on a scoring system and once you get into very expensive, well manufactured cables than the only thing that separates them is emotion; all 6 of us use HiDiamond cables because they portray the emotion of the artist better than other cables in our testing but it is still just an opinion. You might perfer Nordost or JPS or some other manufacturer and I will always respect your opinion.
Hi Bradluke0, Divide that number by 6 because we are a group. The cables need 200 hours plus to be broke in properly but truthfully lots of the cables were purchased used. Our goal was to get past the snake oil and see if there was an advantage to spending serious money on a serious cable. For us we found the most important single thing a great cable could do was convey emotion but we also found that of the 400 plus cables we tested less than 10 cables had the ability to put us in the recording studio with the artist. With most cables we just felt you were moving sideways by sacrificing one thing for another. A truly great cable will take you to whole different level but this will never be accomplished by changing just 1 cable; you need to re-cable the whole system. Again this is just our opinion and I would be interested in hearing your experiences with cables.
Why bother mentioning any brands by their brand name when certain people just jump down your throat but I will say I am a big fan of JPS and have been for years .