Bi-Wire Cables under $350 (Used or New)

Hi All: I am assembling my first system, and believe I am settling into my current setup for the (short) haul (assuming I’m ready to level up in about 2-3 years). my

Current System: Hegel 190 Integrated paired with the new Monitor Audio Silver 500 7G. Temporarily using some Amazon bi-wire Speaker Cables (CESS-106-6f Bi-Wire 2-4 Banana 12 Gauge, 2-Channel (6 Feet)).

Recommendations Requested: 2 or 3 Suggested Bi-Wire Cable Brands and Models, used or new, under $350.  Qualities: They DON’T add sibilance/treble further, but for perhaps "deepen" and perhaps add some further "clarity" .

Are these the right descriptors? I don’t know. I do know that I cannot tell what (now) what a low Zo (characteristic impedance) sounds like (see link below) and nor do I have the budget at the moment to spend 1000s to chase marginal gains on this system.






+1 on the Canare 4S11 and Duelund options.

I was very happy with my Canare speaker cables, though I switched from those to Supra Quadrax (also within the $350 budget with reasonable connectors), and I have not regretted it.

If 5 feet works for you I have a pair of DH Labs Q-10 bi-wired double run you could try.  Essentially a shotgun pair w/spades on amp end and banana plugs on speaker ends all factory terminated.

Gill…if you’re handy, build your own using Canare 4S11 with the best possible connectors you can get within your budget (i.e Furutech 201G or 201R). Very easy to do.

Check out VH Audio for the Furutech connectors (add to cart to see your price).

For the $350 total budget I doubt you will get anything better. Satisfies the sonic criteria you mentioned above.


I’m using 4- conductor 12 gauge OFC Monoprice on a very good transparent tube system, and it sounds natural, neutral and clear with good microdynamics and musicality. I’ve had Cardas, Kimber, Belden, Monster, and others. It’s very good wire. Spending more doesn’t mean better sound. Highly recommended for bi-amping/bi-wiring.

At that price point I also typically prefer a single run with jumpers of same cable 

At that price level you might be better off getting a single run of better quality cable and good jumpers.  

Have a look at Duelund cables, combined them for bi-wire, the tinned copper they are made of wont add any brightness but the cotton covering will provide much more details than the plastic covering of you basic cables

I like Mogami speaker cables and if you check with Event Horizon they can make anything you need, choose your wire, configuration, terminations, etc. Very good to deal with. The website will walk you right through customizing what you want and the prices are incredible for what you get.


Thanks for the recommendation on SVS Zufan, and agreed 2 sets for A/B testing makes sense.