Very good Balanced XLR cable, suggestions?

Allow me to explain what I am doing.... I am by passing my pre-amp and going direct from CD player to amp. The amp has only Balanced XLR inputs, the CD/SACD player has single ended RCA outputs only...currently. I am having the CD player modified/upgraded and having a true balanced circuit retro-fitted, among other upgrades. Now it was suggested to me to go via XLR balanced cable into the amp with the shortest run of cable possible(1meter if possible, which it is) I am using silver speaker cables and am very happy with them, so I don't know if I need silver interconnects or copper??? any suggestions?? I am thinking NBS, MIT, Kimber select, Pure Note or what ever else I can find for a good price used. But nothing is set in stone as of this point. Thanks for any help,
Tim The Tire Guy
I'm ready to purchase a new amp. My dealer wants me to buy balanced XLR (no problem) cables by Wireworld. Anyone have any opinion on Wireworld, I've never used them and don't know anyone who does.
AZ Silver Ref was bright but sweet in my system however, it gives up some bass. XLO Ref. or the now discontinued XLO Signature are very neutral/balanced cables. I have compared them to the Zen's, the Nordost SPM and Quatro's, the AQ's, MIT's, Kimbers, etc. The do nothing wrong, add nothing, subtract nothing, very honest, fast cables.
I use Synergistic Designers Reference with 'mini' active shielding. Would strongly recommend.
Supposedly, Nordost Valhalla's are the best thing going for IC's (but you may have to secure a personal loan to pay for these puppies!) I'm using Quattro-fils and am quite happy with the liquidity of the mid-range (in my opinion the mid-range is where the music REALLY happens!) Also, there is some debate as to whether it is best to run a source device directly into the amp (see the older forums for a discussion.) For the best info, contact your amp manufacturer and ask for an opinion as to whether to go directly into your amp.