Thanks for your helpI have been using Van Damme Blue studio grade 2x 2.5mm cable for a while now. I got mine from Maplin though there was a rumour they were going to discontinue. I believe it is the prefered choice of studios and the BBC which suggests it is both neutral sounding and robust in construction. I have certainly found it suits both my AV and stereo setup and would happily recommend it.
No you don't, but for £40 terminated it's a bargain and it's not as if the speakers are going to complain about having decent cable attached now really is it...They are KEF eggs,you don't need the Chord company oddessy for thoes ,try the van damme,or The chord Co leyline about 1.50 metre.