I've used the Homegrown Silver Lace interconnects with good results using the same pre and similar AES amps. I'm using Coincident CST speaker cables which aren't bright at all.
4 responses Add your response
If you already have IC and speaker wire you may consider running dedicated lines, and pick up a power conditioner first, Ps Audio Ultimate Outlets.
I think wire like signal or any of the DIY stuff is no better than what you currently have so I think the $500 you have can be spent in better places. If you are going to make alot of component changes in the near future dont do the wire first stick with improving your AC, wall outlets, Ultimate Outlets, etc.. first!