The bolded part is why two pairs of XLR cables are on my Christmas list this year. For the first time, my phono stage (Parasound JC Jr.), preamp (Sonic Frontiers Line 1) and power amp (Bryston 4B SST) all support balanced connections. My cable runs are short, but with cell phones, computers, Wifi router, appliance motors, etc. I want to make sure the noise floor is as low as possible. To make it simple for Santa, I'm asking for some Mogami cables with Neutrik connectors from Amazon. They are affordable and look to be well made.