The best speaker cables you’ve had

Simply put, the best you’ve owned and/or heard.


After many years of various speaker cables, I’ve settled on Analysis-Plus Solo 8 copper crystal. Straightwire Crescendo is very good, slightly warm. And XLO Reference 5 a great used bargain but quite stiff. I own and use all in my systems. The Harmonic Research Pro 9 , 9+ is neutral and deserves mention as well. All can be found used but for less than $1k. which is where I "play".

There are definite synergies in systems.


Benchmark Media Systems 3' w Speakon and banana connectors, pair for each mono block.

Iconoclast TPC are fantastic cables if you’re a soundstage and detail freak. I could easily live with these given careful matching with the rest of the gear.