The cable upgrade path can be a little daunting. We have created this page to take the mystery out of the upgrade path, pointing you in the best direction that will yield the greatest improvements as you upgrade your cables.
What Cables Should I Upgrade First?
We recommend starting with the source components, working your way to the speakers. After that, start upgrading the power cords. As a detailed example, start first by replacing a source cable, like from a CD player to preamplifier. Next replace the cables from the preamp to power amp. Ideally, if finances allow, replace these two together to have our cables in your system from source to power amplifier. Next replace the speaker cables, then start upgrading the power cords, starting again with the source components. Replacing your cables in this order will realize the greatest sonic improvements and enjoyment as you complete each step.
This upgrade path is recommended for interconnects and speaker cables:
Sources to preamp or integrated amp > Preamp to power amp > Power amp to speakers
This upgrade path is recommended for power cords...
From wall plug to conditioner > source components > preamp or integrated > power amplifiers or powered speakers
I have a limited budget, what would you recommend?
We recommend for those on a limited budget, to put the largest part of your overall budget into the speaker cables. When customers with a limited budget call us, we usually recommend the SP4 speaker cables combined with the MA2 or MA3 interconnects. If this cannot be done, then we recommend a lower speaker cable model combined with lower model interconnects.
Here are some examples:
SP4 speaker cables with MA2 interconnects.
SP2 or SP3 speaker cables with MA1 interconnects.
MA1 interconnects on the source components, MA2 interconnects between the preamp and power amps, SP3 or SP4 speaker cables.
I have a home theater system, what cables should I upgrade?
The most important cables to upgrade in a home theater are the front left, right and center channels. Upgrade all the interconnects and speaker cables related to those channels. The rear and surround channels are not as critical. You can use our lower models in those locations. Follow the same path for upgrading your power cords.
The above recommendations will provide you with great enjoyment, affordability and just plain fun!