What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?

What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?

I have a good quality system and I am looking for better quality cables for all connections.

Denefrips Terminator DAC
Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A Electrostatic Speakers
Pass Labs 260.8 Mono Amplifiers (2)
PS Audio BHK PreAmplifier
Sony Blu Ray UBP-X800 CD/Blu Ray Player
SVS PB 16-Ultra Subwoofer

I am looking for good quality cables sold directly to the consumer.  I am currently using no name, better than average, cables.  I refuse to pay the 100 % markup of the better line of cables that are sold through middlemen.  I am looking for companies that have had very good reviews.

This is NOT to be a discussion as to whether or not cables make a difference.

Thank you to all for your assistance.




I do have another recommendation. Do NOT make a decision based on the information on the manufacturer’s web site. I am not saying it is wrong… it is just not helpful in decision making. If it tells you all about their technology… it just doesn’t matter. It is what it sounds like in your system, with your components in your audio room.


I recommend reading reviews… from legitimate sources, Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, and HiFi+. Also, listen to some and see what they do in your system and compare with reviews. If your system is very modest… great interconnects may do nothing, if it is intermediate or high end it could be jaw dropping. I have spent hundreds of hours evaluating for my systems. I recently tried out a $7K cable from a very high end company… it sounded terrible… this is very uncommon, but can happen.


If your system is already leaning to be too detailed and trebly… a really good clear set of interconnects can tip it over it over into the fatiguing side. While warm ones would provide a heftier mare natural sound. Generally copper is warm, silver coated copper is warm with added details and silver is very detailed but can be harsh. But the design of a good cable can override the underlying material.


I reached a point of needing power cables and the problem I have with many of the manufacturers is that they are like Baskin Robbins... WAY too many flavors. Talk about a major turn off. Do any of you non-shill, non-dealer, actual consumers like this? It's one of the many reasons I love Silversmith Audio. One speaker cable. We did our best and here it is. Love it. You do not have to wonder which cable you can afford among a ladder lineup and left wondering what the more expensive models give you that your money did not. No thank you. I wish Silversmith had a power cable. 

I've been looking at the recommendations here and I'm very interested in Anitcables because they only have two power cable offerings. So far the others have too many for my liking. Others look promising until you have to choose between a standard connector and again, more flavors. Yay! I think one of them reads "audiophile connector" and it's like $80 more lol. Hard pass! I cannot believe this works for other consumers. It's certainly not for me. 

@firstonetallguy I hope your cable journey goes well. Please let us know what you end up with?


I've recently upgraded Dac, added a streamer, modded network switches.

I'm going to buy some Triode Wire Labs 'Freedom' ethernet cables.


Another recommendation for Triode Wire Labs.Handmade to order by Pete in Massapequa Park, NY. Excellent quality, sound great & reasonably priced.