Cables Du Jour?
You guys are great! I still have flashbacks from years of demos at CES, and some of the downright crazy things I saw.
Cabling becomes critical in the studio, where we have bays full of countless meters of signal cable. I am spoiled with Van Den Hul, but for the home, there are only a few situations where the runs might be long or critical.
There's no substitute for a well built cable, but if you break out the liquid nitrogen and oven to treat them, I would recommend freezing common items instead, and playing "Mr. Science" for the pure entertainment of it.
As for heavy speaker cables, unless you're driving inefficient 2-ohm assemblies with a kilowatt or more, perhaps one could spend the money on a hand-crafted scale model of a suspension bridge to hold them ( a less expensive cable, of course) above the floor. Spend the money on some custom art. I can just imagine it...
Those little plastic bridges are pretty sad. No style.
I'd recommend walnut with a fine varnish.
I have a hand made set of absurdly expensive speaker cables, removed from service years ago. I could never have justified the expense the original customer paid, but they had somehow become "old hat", and were discarded
for something else.
Man, I never understood that concept, the price was never an issue for him. 20 years later, and three children, I still have those pretty humongous cables. At least they work well. But all those thousands, in 1989 dollars yet. Unreal.
Oh, and I have those Oreos too. Original ones. My girls pop em on the speakers on occasion. They come in a pack of 50 or so, isn't it? Damn crumbs always vibrate off, and land on the carpet. I can't hear the difference, personally.
And you don't need glue, just twist 'em, and the creme sticks just fine.