I bought a DIY cable from James.
It was a very smooth and easy transaction. The cable is wonderful.
It is a mini-to-mini IC of about 8 inches total. The connectors are Switchcraft right-angle connectors, and the wire is solid silver wire from www.homegrownaudio.com
. Sleeving is multifilament sleeving, which feels very durable. The sleeving is held to the connectors with high-grade shrink wrap.
Overall, the build quality is high.
I am very satisfied with this cable, and I feel that I got a better deal buying from James than I would have gotten if I'd bought a mass-manufactured cable.
James told me that it would take a week to get the parts, and a week to ship. But, he shipped the cable only the day after I requested it. It only took 4 business days to get to me. So, he is a FAST shipper too!
James is also very quick about responding to PMs, and he provides useful information.
I will edit this post with information about how it sounds when I get an amp.
Thank you, James!