This is what psychiatrists call a cry for help. I've just bought a pair of Chord Chorus audio interconnects from Ebay to go from my Meridian 507 CD player to my Pioneer 2011 playing on B&W 704 speakers. The problem is, the sound is terrible. It's very thin, and some instruments have gone missing altogether. I've done a proper test with several pieces of music, comparing it with an on loan QED Silver Spiral (nearly a third of the price new) and all those missing instruments come back. I'm not very good at isolating what I'm hearing, but it seems to me the top end is there and the bass is very dominant, but there's nothing in the middle. Now I know it's not just my tastes, as I had a demo last week using the Chord Chorus with the same CD player and speakers, and it sounded great. And I realise that the Chord Chorus is in theory a class above the rest, but I was attempting to future proof. It can't sound bad just because my 2011 isn't a specialist stereo amp, can it? Or are there some wires not connecting properly? Can it be repaired? I dunno, you think you're safe buying a 6 months old second hand phono lead!