Nordost Blue HeavenPrices: $699.99 per 2m pair (speaker cables), $349.99 per 1m pair (interconnects)

Website: www.nordost.com

Hans said: Without addressing the merits of the "Foundation Theory," I concede that the Nordost Blue Heavens have brought to my system the greatest jumps in musicality, soundstaging, and transparency that I have heard. Their honesty finds a home in each and every recording I throw at them, and I could not be happier with the results. Secure in the knowledge that these Nordost cables will neither editorialize your music nor unduly burden your wallet, I can offer only my strongest recommendation.

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The gist: Took his system’s performance up a few notable notches.

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