Just bought a set of Acoustic Research Pro II RCA interconnects to hook up a new external amp to my receiver. I'm normally not into cables but I figure this is a place where it makes sense to spend a bit more than Radio Shack grade. Anyway, the cables are directional. There's an arrow on the cable labeled "SIGNAL PATH", so I assumed that meant the arrow would point in the direction of the signal, in this case from the receiver's pre-out to the amplifier's input. However, the hook-up guide included says to "position arrows so that signal path points toward input." This seems to suggest that it goes the other way, I guess? I find this phrasing counter-intuitive. Looking at the connectors themselves, it appears that the shielding is soldered to the sleeve on the "from" connector (that the arrow points away from) but it is not connected to anything on the "to" connector (that the arrow points toward.) In directional cables, which side is supposed to have the shielding connected? I suppose I should just go with what the instructions say, but I find it a tad confusing. Can anyone confirm I'm getting this right? Thanks!