I run DNM Reson analog ICs from all sources into ARC sp16 pre-amp and out to power amp. ARC + DNM is excellent for overall tonality, coherence and detail for modest cost.
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Kubala-Sosna cables work well with Audio Research. I have tried them in the past, I don't remember which one.
I use the gray balanced Audio Research cables between my CD7, LS25 mk2 and Ref 110. Unfortunately they have not been made for years and are hard to find now. I have not found anything though that I thought was significantly better.
The ARC branded cables from around 1990 were made by Cardas without the "Golden Ratio" wire laying. At the time they must have tried many, and partnered with Cardas. I do not know what their reference wires are today.
I like the older Cardas for single ended RCA connections with ARC equipment.
For balanced I prefer Pro cables like MarkerTek Canare or Mogami.
Ralph Karston (Atmosphere) believes inexpensive "Pro" balanced cables are all that is needed..
Look down this link for his take on balanced.
I had an ARC system very similar to yours for quite awhile and used Audio Magic cables with satisfaction. During that period of time I auditioned cables from two other companies which did not match-up to what I had, so I came to the conclusion that Audio Magic must be a pretty solid product line to fend off the pricy cables they were up against.
I've owned multiple ARC amplifiers and preamplifiers over the years, enjoyed them all!
We switched to solid state amplifiers and an all digital front end (without a preamplifier) when we integrated a theater system with our stereo system.
While AudioQuest worked well, we found MIT cables allowed our system (Wilson speakers) to reproduce music closer to the live event more than anything else we heard.
Very nice system Dweller-
It is good to read about BAT paired w/ Thiel speakers. The Thiel CS2.4 & CS2.7 are my reference speakers and I am always interested in hearing/reading about the different brands od gear that are sonic matches.
I would add Straight Wire and Transparent cables/cords to your search. These 2 brands are sonic matches w/ ARC gear.
Keep me posted & Happy listening!