Here's what I've tried so far,all attached between by pre/pro and the subwoofer crossover:
The recipe came from this website: http://www.soundstage.com/synergize/synergize021998.htm
Honestly, I haven't found it to be as wonderful as the review states. In my system, the vocals are very clear and forward, the highs are great, but the bass is very muted and cloudy...kinda sounds like the bass from an old tube amp, not really what I'm looking for.
The next thing, the ever popular Blue Jeans Cable's LC-1: http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/audio/index.htm
Nice cable, but again, the highs and vocals are good (not quite as good as the silver ribbons), but the bass was subdued, again sounding cloudy and blended together, not crisp, detailed, or full.
The old stand-by, and by far the best so far:
I've had these in the system from the start, and twice replaced them with the above, only to put them back because the sounded the best. Full bass, airy highs, good vocals, the whole package, for an absolutely bankrupting $8 a set! That, and the things are about 18' long, so I could make probably three sets out of one pair if I needed.
I will say, there is a difference as to where I put the cables. The Scosche purple-people-eaters sound best in the pre/pro to crossover run, but the silver ribbons and BJC's sound great when connected between source components and the pre. Must have something to do with a variable signal vs. a fixed one.
What do you all think / like? I'm eager for suggestions!