After reading about a way to make DIY cables here, and discussing it with some other HTF'ers, I've decided I'm going to invest the $$$ in the tools and start making my own cables. Since separates are in my near future, I will be able to recoup the tool investment pretty quickly. What is the best instrument-based way to test a DIY cable before I put it into use? One HTF member uses an ohm-meter to check the cable before putting it in his system. I'm just wondering if there are other ways to test the cables so that I can have peace-of-mind prior to using it. I was looking on Markertek's site and they seem to have a lot of diagnostic instruments, but I'm unsure if they will do the trick for me. Thanks!