Price: $349 per 1m pair (XLR); $199 per 1m pair (RCA)

Website: www.madscientist-audio.com

Colin said: I wouldn’t go wrong buying Mad Scientist Audio’s Heretical Analog interconnects and Nitro power cords -- they’re excellent products and incredible bargains. They’re not audio jewelry -- you may want to hide the Nitros from sensitive eyes -- but looks are clearly not everything. If your cable budget is limited and you want to know how great wires can transform a system’s sound, go Mad.

Read the SoundStage! Access review.

The gist: Interesting design at a good price.

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