first allow me to state that i am not a fetishist when it comes to cables. in fact most of my interconnects are only reasonable quality radio shack or generic, the rest are crap. i truly believe that wire is just wire. however, i recently completed a pair of "twisted twins" as described by tnt audio ( www.tnt-audio.com ) and plugged them into my speakers, b&w dm 610s, and receiver, yamaha rx-v520, and was quite simply amazed. the difference was relevatory. has anyone had similar or different experiences with "homemade" cables? oh, by the way, the cables are fantastic.