I have a couple of pairs of bettercables silver serpents that are .5m in length (btw, I'm not sure who rests components on their amp where .5 meters would be a sufficient length). They came along with the amp I bought used. I am interested in buying longer interconnects maybe 1 meter or 2, long enough to get between widely spaced shelves on an audio rack. They will be connecting an amp to the pre-outs of a receiver. I want something better than can be purchased at Best Buy, but I cant see spending $50 on a pair of 2m interconnects. How would you go about making your own???? or in the end, will I just end up angry with solder everywhere and have to put up the $150 for a set of cables anyway?