Gregg R. wrote:My current fixation is power cables. Once you think you hear improvements, there is no going back!
About 16 years ago I went through drug/alcohol rehab; I've been clean and sober ever since.
Now I listen to wires!!
I was going to go to rehab until I was told they didn't serve whisky there
I am not into snake-oil when it comes to cabling, but Don Sachs turned me on to a $100 power cable for his SP-14 and it did indeed make an improvement. I also replaced my Blue Jeans speaker cables with Paul Laudati's Clear Day Audio silver cables, also an audible improvement. As for short runs of RCA coax, I'm still convinced any old Radium Shack / Blue Jeans cords will work just fine.
Depends on the lash-up you've got. Bi-wiring the Vandersteen 5Acs is an absolute must if you want you want to hear an audible improvement and even if you're just using lamp cord. With my new Tyler D12Xs, (well, a year old now) bi-wiring was a waste of time and money, although they're set up for it. It all depends on how the speaker mfgr sets up his crossovers.
There may be logic in using good power cables. Electricity is like water flowing down from the reservoir. Along the way, the water collects a lot of crap (chlorine, rust in the pipes, etc., etc.) and the logical place to capture and eliminate that junk is with a filter installed right behind your water spigot. Same may apply to electricity.