Cable wise I'd recommend that you check out btg audio. I (and a few others on here) have the sunrise cable. It's exceptionally well put together and great value. He has also just released the starlight cable, expect the same quality but different material will colour the sound differently ;-) check out his website for more info and he is very good at responding to queries on email!
Thanks for this. I've always wanted to get a nice cable, but they're always so overpriced.