From years of experience, I can attest to the interconnects (wires) and speaker cables (cables) "merry-go-round". It can be very expensive and it seems that it's easy to go "round and round" without appreciable improvement. My own journey has taken me through some rather expensive experements. Thankfully, I feel very comfortable with my current line-up: Cables and Wire: Belden 8402 tinned interconnects Canare L5-CFB tinned interconnects Dueland 16ga and 12ga tinned speaker cables Nothing too expensive by high end measures. I still connect my expensive stuff occasionally......and then hook my references back up, relax and connect with the music. Where has your wires and cables journey taken you over the years?