That is certainly not what I was saying or suggesting and you're telling him that none of it will make any difference (or it will make minimal difference not worth the financial outlay), which is clearly not his experience. He's already told you and everyone else taking that position exactly that. What I was suggesting is that he would like to hear from people with experience with the actual cables that they might be recommending and information as to how they performed and sounded (albeit in another user's system), particularly compared to some other cables. Which I think is a very valid approach and one that I might actually take. He doesn't really give a **** whether someone a) doesn't believe that cables can make a difference or b) has no experience with any of the cables he might be interested in pursuing or auditioning. Perfectly reasonable and logical to me but obviously not to some others participating here. I haven't really weighed in with any recommendations for the OP because all of the wire (power cords, IC's, speaker cables) I use in my system falls quite a ways short of what he might be prepared to spend as outlined in his original post. (It's all listed here in my system anyway). I am certainly not in the "wire is wire" camp but I also draw the line in fairly low budget land when it comes to the wire that I use in my own system. I have, however, cryogenically treated every conductor in my system (if it has not already been treated so by the manufacturer) at a (to me at least) very reasonable cost in terms of how it's enhanced performance and also paid for burn in on devices like the Audiodharma cable cooker or Nordost Vidar, post cryo. Both of which would certainly leave me open to ridicule from the "wire is wire" crowd. But I really don't care about that. By my calculations I might have about $1000 into wire in a $12-$15K system. My view on wire is that it is indeed a component and that cumulative effects have to be taken into consideration. That's not to say that I don't find some of the audiophile wire out there to be very overpriced, because I do. But I'm getting older now and starting to feel that way in general about components as well.