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Interconnects, speaker wire, power cords. Ask the Cable Guys.

RE: OK, I'm pretty sure I'm ready...

In practice, there is little reason other than possible cost constraints of premium cables for just about any audiophile quality system. For example: I have control over other components in my system, but have no choice other than to use a Motorola digital cable terminal supplied by my cable provider. While the particular digital cable box is not bad sounding, it's not high performance compared to my digital transport/DAC. That said, I use a premium power cord and rca interconnects with the cable box that are on par with other high performance cables in my system. When lesser performance cables are substituted, the subjective audio quality declines in a similar manner as a component downgrade. So, in my experience, while the laws of diminishing returns might be a relative thing, there's nothing that keeps me away from trying to achieve better optimized performance based on the inherent sonic limitations of less than stellar gear other than what I'm willing/able to spend.

If you state a target price range for your wants/needs, folks might be better able to help in your search. Also, you need to be more specific about the length of rca interconnect cables and the per channel length of speaker cables, and what type of connectors are needed on each end.

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