Current mood: excited Well I never thought that higher quality cables made any real difference I always thought it was a bunch of hype, but boy was I wrong... I was using the Radio Shack Fusion cables which are good but when I replaced my EQ the other day one of the wires developed a short so I decided to replace them. After doing some online research I stumbled across the Mogami and every where I read stated that these were the best there is or very good at best I was not going to pay $100.00+ a meter as do most of the audiophile grade cables cost these days but did not want to suffer quality either. I have been using them for 2 days now and, wow what a difference these cables made! I am hearing stuff on my vinyl records that I never knew was in the recording before...like stuff going on in the studio or on the stage the vocals and instrumentation sound real it's as if a vale has been lifted of my system, its like...3D to your ears. And these don't cost a a lot of money either. They will make them to your exact measurements if you want or they also have them pre-maid in specific lengths, they sell them by the foot not by the meter like all the high dollar cable manufactures do I really like that! Link to the people that made mine: http://www.thecablefactory.net/index.php?cPath=107 and they also do international orders and if you want custom lengths just go to the contact page and tell them what you require they reply pretty fast. MOGAMI CABLES Below is what they look like and some details about them. Mogami gold plated RCA interconnect cable provides the high signal quality and flat frequency response needed in recording applications, and is also an excellent option for home hi-fi listening applications. This cable features a layer of conductive PVC between the shield and the conductor insulation, which minimizes microphonics (noise induced when handling a cable which has 48v phantom power running through it) and provides even greater EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) resistance for when it is placed next to cables with high voltages running through them. The Science of the Signal Chain In a music studio, the equipment used to create, process, and record sound makes up a signal path. Each component of the signal path affects the sound passing through it. The cables that interconnect audio equipment in a signal path are just as much a component of the chain as the equipment itself. Many home studio and project studio owners carefully select the best pieces of audio equipment they can afford, such as microphones, preamps, EQ..'s, and tape/hard disk recorders. However, often overlooked is a detail that professional studios take careful note of: the cables. A signal chain is only as good as its weakest link. One can have high-end microphones, perfectly clear preamps, and an expensive mixer, but if low-quality cables are used to connect the three, the recorded sound will sound low-quality. High-quality cables must be used to maintain a high-quality signal path. Our Manufacturing Methods To provide you with completely transparent cables, we use only high-quality Mogami OFC (Oxygen-Free Copper) cable and Neutrik connectors, and we carefully prepare, solder, and assemble each cable by hand. We use only lead-free, 98% tin/2% silver solder. We employ a technique in the manufacturing of our cables that is not commonly used among cable manufacturers. When the joint between the wire and the connector is made, and the soldering iron has been lifted from the connector, we let the cable sit perfectly still for 10 seconds. Because the solder we use is silver-bearing, this creates a molecular "silver bridge" in the solder. This molecular silver bridge enhances the conductance of the connection between the wire and the connector, therefore helping make the cable more sonically transparent and a strong link in your signal chain.