I am looking for 0.5M (18") audio cables to connect a pre/pro to the amp. I don't mind the inexpensive cables like the NXG's from hififorless.com but the shortest cables they sell are 1M(3 ft). I'm afraid that having 3 foot cables on equipment right above/below each other will be sloppy. I've checked out bluejeanscables.com and their stuff looks awesome but more than I want to spend. I will be connecting a Outlaw 990/1075. Any suggestions? I've also considered the DIY route...however the cost to get the Carnare tools to make a handful of cables is prohibitive. Carnare seems to be the DIY standard based on this forum. Any other options?