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.



Cables make a difference. I recently went from a $400 pair of speaker cables to Audio Sensibility Signature cables at $1,500 and they made a big improvement in my system. I’ve since upgraded my interconnects with Audio Sensibility cables. In your price range, look at their Statement speaker cables. 

Any preowned cables from Nordost, Audience, Cardas, Analysis Plus, Kimber, Zu Audio, or Audioquest will do just fine. Don’t get too caught up in cables. Just buy a quality built, pure copper cable and you’ll be just fine.  If it has just a touch of silver, that's fine.  I'd stay away from pure silver.  Just my opinion 

Cost effective wires that don't sound like they are--they shoot well above their price. For years I used Speltz Anticables and it took much more expensive ones to beat them in some areas.  You can buy a specific amount and easily make your own.  Even at that length, the price for the original ones would be about $100.  Paul would be helpful on what would sound the best termination wise.

These cables would work well with ATC.  The cables are very clear and all frequencies are balanced in frequency.  I kept trying to beat them in SQ and it took a cable that was about $700 for 8 ft. to even marginally do it.  The Anticables have won all sorts of awards and have been used in fairly expensive systems.  For low cost cables, these will make the ATC's come alive.



Audio Note Lexus speaker cables are very well balanced and great sounding.