Well, I have finally added a patch bay to my home studio after much debate, and find that I am going to need something like 22 balanced TRS cables just to wire in the patchbay!!! This does not include any patch cables for the front in order to redirect signal paths! When I bought the patchbay, it came with a free set of 8 Hosa TRS patchbay cables (color-coded of course!), but I am hesitant to use them...the quality looks pretty low (thin cable, etc.). I am pretty picky about my cables, and feel like this is not area in which to skimp. How does everyone else deal with this? Do you make your own cables? I can pick up some Horizon TRS 1/4" connectors for about US$2.50 each, (US$5.00 per cable), *plus* the cost of the wire (which is not cheap, even when bought by the foot...). In addition, it is going to take me 15 years to properly solder that many TRS cable ends (44)! To buy quality TRS cables, they are going to cost me about US$20 - 25 each...US$550 for cables? Ouch!!! Not an option right now! Once again, my questions: 1) How is everyone dealing with this? 2) Are the Hosa cables worth using, or are they garbage (front panel only)?