Re: Mixing interconnects
I don't think most people have every interconnect and speaker cable the same brand.
Usually because most of us have been collecting over years, adding a little at time.
Unless you get involved in an upgrade program like Jerry said, you will most likely end up having multiple brands in your system.
I have lots of transparent, some AQ, and few others.
Back when I decided to bi-amp, Cardas was the only one making decent balanced Y cables, so I am still using them with my transparent interconnects.