Cables & Merlin TSM-XMr

Okay, I'm going to try again....

I have a set of Merlin TSM-XMr speakers coming. I've got a Manley Stingray II breaking in as I type. I am also considering a Rega Apollo CD player.

But I really and truly don't want to spend a fortune on speaker wire, at least not at the moment. Bobby and several others have suggested Cardas wire that costs well over 1000 bucks! Ouch. Even if I go with 9 or 10 feet runs of Cardas SE9 it's a bunch of cash.

So, some people have suggested that the anti cables really work well. At least one fellow like them better than the Cardas. Still others like the Audience Au24 (they come up used quite a bit).

Now I know my system will sound great even with low end monster cable, but of course I'd like to start out on a "good" foot before I break the bank on some expensive wire I'll be disappointed in.

So let's hear from some Merlin owners, especially the TSM people!

Thanks in advance....again....

I was in the same boat as you, i just bought a pair of Cardas Twinlink speaker cable to use with my VTL ST 85 tube amp, sounds smooth out of the box, but not broke in yet. I know he reccomends the SE9 but i;ll go with this for now.i was using TG Audio HSR cable and it was good, but i sold to get the Cardas. At least i'm trying some Cardas just to start the merry go round going. I'm also waiting for the Deuland upgrade and will see how the Merlins sound when these are used. Will see............
Tg Audio HSR speaker cables is what I've been happily running for 7 years now.
If I were you, I would start out with cheap Monster or equivalent. Then, after I'd had plenty of time with the system, and I felt certain everything was broken in, I would borrow some cables I could afford from the Cable Company.