Im a big reader of your magazine which helped me pick 5 years ago, this neat combo below:
Arcam CD 62 player ||| Audio Analogue Pucinni integrated amp ||| Musical Fidelity X-Can V.2 headphone valve amplifier ||| Sennheiser Ovation 565 headphones ||| Tannoy Mercury M2 bookshelf speakers ||| QED Qnect 1 components connectors ||| CableTalk 3.1 flat speaker cables.
The thing is that im not totaly happy with the sound, because the cable´s copper have oxided and every year its the same problem - therefor i have decided to get myself a pair of cables, wich come already prepared with the spade and banana plugs (instead of me peeling-off the copper and screw it to the amp/speaker plugs - this has a reduced surface of conductivity, compared to QED "airloc" method).
Q1: Therefor, im looking to invest up to 80€ in a pair of cables, to make my speakers sing and my Pink Floyd collection, shine... I was presented with 2 models of cables which i beleive both were made of copper - one from QED @ 4€/m (Anniversary XT - flated white 2 cords) and the other from KIMBER @ 7€/m (4PR - braided brown 4 separate cords).
Thank you in advance for any insight and tips about which mid-range cable is the best for my speakers with my best regards from Portugal - Alexa.