Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man
No argument about build quality. That is a reason why I tend to use ThatCable as I have taken one of their cables apart and opened another up to see how they are made for my own DIY. I also showed a friend whose company make their own cables (not hifi) and he was impressed by how ell they are made.
I buy mostly from Monoprice myself (I see ThatCable is a UK operation), although their banana plugs are poor and the ones that caused my short (of course, on an amp without a protection circuit). Their RCA cables also have connectors that are sub-par for good cables (poor QC, too soft an alloy, and cheapish plastic base), but at under $3 for a 6' coaxial interconnect you can't really complain too much.
The rest of their products are of much higher quality - although be weary of the reviews on their site, as they prevent most poor reviews from being posted. Despite that, their USB, DVI, VGA, etc. cables and adapters are excellent, as is the speaker wire they sell (the cheapest 12 Ga wire I found, although I didn't try Home Depot).
I think I'm going to try the GLS locking banana plugs: http://www.speakerrepair.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=BL20
No worrying about the springs plasticly deforming, which is what happened to the poor Monoprice ones.