I'm the User who posted the Aego M thread.
Not sure that I totally agree with your comments regarding cable upgrades.....although I may after I have rec'd my bespoke cables from Chord.
I am disappointed at the limited interest in the threads I have posted requesting help and advice. Not sure of the reason, but suspect this forum is not necessarily the best for this sort of sub hifi kit (no offence meant to you or your kit). Either the audiophile contributors do not know the answers to our questions (because they do not have the kit we are requesting information on), the questions ahve already been answered and we can't find them or it just doesn't peak their interest. This is not meant as a critism, simply an observation.
I have been/will be keeping my thread going regarding the cable upgrade for the Aego M to provide other sub hifi kit owners with the some indication of what a cable upgrade can do for them. Nigel Finn (Technical Director - Chord) has suggested that I should definately see an improvement in performance with the upgraded speaker cable. Need to be careful here really as I suspect that better cabling will only allow more of the signal through.....maybe making the system sound more bright for instance (due to the limitations of the Aego M amp). I did consider buying a Fatman iTube (a stonking deal available a Superfi at the moment with 1/3 off).....see this thread for my original question http://whathifi.com/forums/t/6725.aspx
.....to overcome the limitations of the Aego M amp but, again, no replies to my questions so I am a little reluctant to splash out and not be able to plug the whole thing together.
I have to say, however, I do not have the experience or training to claim to have the ear of an audiophile. So any perceived performance improvement due to cable upgrades will be my best judgement. I will be objective and will come clean if I feel my money has been wasted or not spent to best effect.
I do have a hifi sitting in my living room, which I guess would be described as budget. It's a few years old and I bought it following the advice of WhatHifi and my own ears. I have to say though that I have spent more time listening to music on my sub hifi kit since I've had it. Streaming media to my kitchen system and using playlists has been a real and unexpected revelation resulting from the purchase of my PS3.
Oh and I did stumble across a thread meantioning Maplins as a good source for budget cable. I can't find the thread but do recall the brand......see this link http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?menuno=13587&MenuName=Profigold%20-%20Audio&FromMenu=y&worldid=-10&doy=27m1