I have to ask, how can a speaker cable reduce noise? I use 12AWG oxygen free, shielded Mediabridge 15-ft, oh with bananas on the end didn't pay that much about 80 bucks for 3 of those. Before I use the clear coated regular 12AWG oxygen free I just cut off about 1\/2 to expose the copper wire, used the nuts tighten down Walla. No difference in sound quality whatsoever between the two cables I just wanted the convenience of the Mediabridge cables with the bananas. Nicer cables those Mediabridge construction wise. But you like your cable's I'm not going to hate on you because of how much you paid for those cables. Your money your hobby. I just don't believe between your speaker cables and mine it would make any difference in sound quality. I just don't see that happening.\n\nSo if you see members here losing it over cables you can understand, there is no universal cable just as there is no universal grid, universal power supply, universal receiver, etc. I think where haters lose it is not the fact that cables can impact your system, it is the price issue.ie, you will get "ripped off". Fair point. I always order from companies that have a return policy and if it doesn't work for me, I ship it back.