We've recently invested in some equipment that will allow us to move from the two-channel stereo we've been listening to for years to a simple 5.1 surround system. In the process, we upgraded our analog pre-pro to an AVP that can, among other things, handle said 5.1 setup. The new AVP has (2) sets of XLR audio inputs, as well as enough XLR pre outputs to handle all of the amplification we'll be employing. \n\nThe two-channel stereo system I mentioned in the opening sentence is interconnected via flat-ribbon silver cables that are nothing more than churched-up unbalanced RCA interconnects, so, in short, we'll be needing some XLR cabling in the near future. As we've learned our lesson with the flat-ribbon cables I just referred to, we will be fabricating our own XLR cables using Neutrik terminations. The question then becomes which raw cable we should use for this purpose? I've read some good things about Belden 8402 (two-conductor) and Mogami W2534 (quad-conductor), but I'd like to ask the DIY board for comments on their use and, furthermore, if anyone has any other suggestions? Thank you for your time.