for a jerryrigged HTPC. The reason I want analog cable recommendations is b/c I'm planning on connecting all channels though amps which have no Toslink/SPDIF or Optical inputs. Am only looking at a 4.x system right now. The system is used for music, movies and gaming - 40/40/20. Following the philosophy that your sound's only as good as your weakest link, and in the bare hope that the system I have in mind will in fact bear this truth out, I am asking for your respected opinions. The only cables I have found better than your standard Radio Shack-type are the ARPRO II stereo to RCA for about $30 at partsexpress.com, which I understand are a respectable cable in other contexts, and various Monster Cables - Computer Stereo to Stereo Receiver, "i-Cable," and their IP400 higher end interlinks - ranging from around $25 for 10 ft "computer" adaptor cable to $40 for the 4.92 ft IP400. If anyone has had any experience with any of these cables, I'd also appreciate your input. Thanks in advance.