So here is the deal. I am in the patchbay/cable routing hell part of the whole studio build. I have decided to get a couple of Audiolot 192pt mixbays. I spoke with a gentleman about possibly getting the wiring and boxes in a bulk deal through Audiolot, but the price was a good deal out of my range. I was quoted $230 for 10' of dsub cable, however I have found a lot of db25 snakes and other cables on sights such as sweetwater and others for literally a third, or less of the price. Mt question is, is there a difference? If I run some db25 snakes through some conduit to different wall mounted boxes with my xlr ins and outs and whatnot, will I be good to go? The price just seemed so drastically different I wonder if I'm missing something here. Also, what if I were to just have db25 mounted to the wall plates instead of all of the xlr? Couldn't I just use db25 to xlr snakes in the control room? Thanks in advance for any advice.