DIY from Redco Audio or eBay using Belden, Canare, Mogami, Nakamichi, Rean, Neutrik, et al. Also, from time to time, I'll forget my love of DIY in order to support Blue Jeans Cable or Cables for Less--I love their no-nonsense approaches to high-quality cabling.
hospital-grade 14AWG power cord & Tripp Lite ISOBAR4ULTRA
PC stereo set-up for my mom: $10 USB noise filter in Altoids Smalls tin -> AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 -> Blue Jeans Cable MSA-1 -> Creative GigaWorks T20
Sinatra's Songs for Swingin' Lovers & Watertown, Ray Charles' and Betty Carter's rendition of 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye', John Lennon's 'Imagine' @ the 2012 Olympics (London Children's Choir), 'Waka Waka' by Shakira, Radiohead, Biggie Smalls, ODB, Joni Mitchell's Blue, The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, The Beatles' Revolver & Sgt Pepper, Chuck Berry's live performances, The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Beethoven's 9th conducted by Furtwängler in Berlin (1942), The Smiths, Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison, Diana Krall's The Look of Love, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Zedd, Nirvana Unplugged in NY, and so much more...
iPhone 6s, Orient Symphony II mechanical watch, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, vintage c-mount lenses (Elgeet, Bell & Howell, Lytar, Angenieux), Glidecam XR-2000 steadicam, Intel CPUs and SSDs, Swiftech H-240X cpu water cooler, IBM Model M keyboard, Zowie EC1 mouse, vintage Swingline stapler, and so many more beautiful and useful tools.
PC -> AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 -> DIY Canare 3.5mm-to-RCAs IC -> fully-modded Bottlehead Crack + Speedball -> AKG K240 Sextett
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." - Bertrand Russell