Originally Posted by Robinson_A
if there's one thing Monster Cable is, it's rugged. I swear to god no other cable can withstand constant plugging and unplugging (even though your gear may not) like a Monster Cable interconnect.
Although, anyone with a bit of time on their hands and a son or daughter that knows how to braid can cook up some KILLER speaker cables out of simple CAT-5 wire which is damn near free/foot.
Yes to the braided cables!
I use 24 ga solid copper and do a 6 strand braid (Google it) using 3 lengths of 2 colors. Do not braid tightly! If your run is over 12 ft, move up to 22 ga.
SOLDER! do not crimp the terminals. Make sure you get a good 'set' on the solder.