I am selling some see my ad. But for the ultimate the Golden Reference Cardas seem to complete the sound I was looking for.
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I've used Many Kimbers, Tara Labs, MIT, PS Audio, Silver Audio, Synergistic Research and a few others. Analysis Plus beats them all and even better are JPS Labs Superconductors. The latter just really open up the tube gear and make it incredibly dynamic and transparent with improved imaging and soundstage depth.
I have both Mapleshade Excalibur Plus and Nordost Quatrofil. I prefer the Mapleshade. The Mapleshade seems to have better initial attack and is more open and transparent compared to the Nordost. They look a bit "fragile" with the clear plastic sheath and very thin ribbons, but I have not had any problems at all. The good news is I don't even think about interconnects or speaker cables any more.
When it's time to upgrade if you need a plenum Belden type cable you can give part number 1XB88723 a try. It is FEP, Plenum rated and super nice stuff.
Let me know when you get a chance how its holding up!
Like many here, I've tried many cables ( some very pricey) with my Mac gear. Currently using Signal Cable Silver Resolution ic's and have no desire to change. Very reasonably priced with a trial period,and Frank is great to work with. I use Kimber 8vs for speaker cables, but plan to install Signal Cables in the future.