Why not consider longer interconnects and short speaker cable? A good pair 16ft ICs are going to be much less expensive that good biwire speaker cables.
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Thanks for all the replies, guys.
1) Why not long interconnects? Mostly because there really aren't good spots for the amps to go near the speakers. Also I have heard the argument that the smaller line-level signal is more likely to be degraded over a long run than the more powerful signal from the power amp. Seems reasonable but perhaps is not true. Any thoughts?
2) Am I happy with my current combo? I am setting up a new system in a new house; am using cheap Rat Shack speaker wire (basically zip cord) while I position the speakers and then buy some better cables.
3) My budget? Not totally fixed, but I am hoping for under a thousand; could go a little more, but multi-thousand dollar cables are definitely out.
Analysis Plus is used (for internal wiring) in many VSA speaker models including the new $8k VR4Sr's. Albert VS has called the Analysis Plus speaker cables the sweetest cables cost no object around and he's used them at many a "Show" to demo his speakers. The Bi-Oval 12's and 9's are terrific and perhaps within your budget limits.
I'd check in with your local VR4jr dealer for suggestions and who perhaps can offer brand "samples" for you to try. Also, contact Paul Garner at VSA (as above), or Rusty Taub at VSA (Audiotion) for preferences.
VSA is extremely customer service friendly so you might speak with Kevin Malmgren who helped engineer the "jrs", and ask him for suggestions based on system and room synergy. Who knows, Albert VS may just "pick up"!
Good luck in your search!