New speaker cables - now audio seems panned right and left

I went from a set of Transparent audio "the wave" to a new set of no-name ribbon cables that are silver over OFC. They cleared a bit of the harshness out of my Vandersteen 2ce's but It seems that the audio now is panned hard right and left. My sound stage is gone... Thoughts? should I give them a break in time or send them back? 


Long time back, I noted same situation with Talon Chorus speaker. No matter which wires used, the sound can only be heard from within the box, but not outside. No imaging at all. It could also be a room issue or wired out of phase

How do the cables sound now that the phase issue is sorted? I'm considering trying some China cables to see how they perform in comparison

vthokie83, I think they sound great! I was using Transparent audio Waves cables and they sounded fine with a Krell pre and Power amp and Magnapan .7's. When I changed over to a set of Vandesteen 2C's the speakers were WAY to bright. With the new cables I think they have a "darker" sound and have mellowed the harshness of the Vandersteens. So I'm enjoying listing to music again.