Speaker cable recommendations

Hello! I'm currently looking for some speaker cable recommendations. Current system is Luxman L509x to ATC SCM20s and I've been using Belden 9497 to connect the two. I have roughly 10 ft between the left speaker and amp which makes for a more expensive cable.

I've been wanting to stay around $300 or less but the options that have been recommended to me tend to be above that.

Options that I've been considering - 

  1. Wireworld Solstice - there's a sale right now and I can get biwired for $250
  2. DIY Duelund 16GA for tweeter/12GA for bass - for the length, I'm looking at ~ $550 biwired from partsconnexion
  3. DIY Neotech NES-3004 MKII - ~$600 
  4. Used Analysis plus - it looks like I can only afford Oval 12 around this price range. 

Any suggestions on which direction would go well with my system? I've been leaning more toward the Neotech since I've read the duelund has a specific sound that it goes for and Neotech should be more neutral. I have no experience with any of the cables above so any help would be appreciated.



I recommend DHLabs Q-10. DHLabs does very high quality very cost effective cables. I recommend not biwiring… you want to put the highest quality cable you can for the money. Biamping can make a big difference, I haven’t heard much if any difference by biwiring. You can always add high quality jumpers later.

This is my standard starter cable. While it is system dependent, you are likely to hear a good improvement in sound quality.

The Monoprice 4-conductor DIY cable sounds great and works nicely for bi-wiring, and is quite affordable.

@mrskeptic is a skeptical skeptic that cables can make a difference. Well when the weak link in your audio chain is your amplifier and speakers, then I understand that.