I put balanced IC-1A between my pre and power amps (15') and a bi-wire of 416 to my speakers (6'), and I am very happy. If value is a priority, these wires are fantastic. I'm sure there are better, but only at multiples more money. Me, I hate to overpay, even when I could afford to, and there are lots of opportunities to overpay for cables. I chose Tice wires over Kimbers and Cardas of comparable prices (and more). I have some better Cardas IC's on my source components, but only in 0.5m and 1m lengths, as the longer IC's and biwire speaker cable would cost thousands. Make sure you run in the Tice wires fully. The solid cores and dialectrics take quite a while. And as with any solid core cable, handle them very gently. I find their strengths to be bottom-end extension and control (can't have too much of either) and a huge, deep soundstage. They're a bit warm and sweet, with lovely mids and uppermids; just the thing if your system has any of the highend etch or hyperdetail. I actually think they sound similar to Cardas, even though they have a completely different design (Copper rules, by the way). Of course, they are much less money than the Cardas Cross or Golden Cross. I have found that simple design with good materials and workmanship is a combination that will deliver excellent results, and that description fits the Tice wires like a glove. I think Tice's marketing is over the top, and that hurts his credibility, but the fact is his products are great, and the wire is no exception. I can't help with the PC's as I haven't tried them.
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