I would check out the Purist Audio "Elementa". It's their entry level cable but is exceptional for what it cost.
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Buy something that you can audition and return if you're not happy with them. As you mentioned, there is a BIG difference in some of these cables and those differences are not subtle. As such, they will be both system dependent and a matter of personal taste.
If you do check out the Goertz, make sure that you install the Zobel network that authorized dealers and the factory include for free. They are pretty much a necessity and should not be overlooked. Sean