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.



@vthokie83 Congrats on the new room!  If you haven’t already, I’d very highly recommend reading this from Earl Geddes for tips on building a good-sounding room. I found it supremely interesting, educational, and useful while also being very approachable. 


Best of luck with the room.



You put a lot of effort into your post. Much appreciated.

Could you post your system? There is a place to put photos and identify your components under virtual systems. Click on the little downward points triangle next to Audiogon discussion forums.

My first career was as a scientist. It is really important to show the equipment and methodology you use to observe. You can see the equipment I use under my UserID.

Majorly overlooked since they aren’t a popular name run of wire, but I’m about to receive a set of Atlas Hyper 3.5 Achromatic speaker cables. All copper, high quality, pretty low impedance, properly insulated but with good dialectic/no (or very very low) skin effect, but at a decent gauge. 

was looking for cables that would pair well with my small new Spendors, and these kept coming up with excellent reviews. 

priced really great for that level of quality.