I am looking for a 50' 8 XLR input/1/4'' snake to use from my tracking room to console(about 30') that is of good quality and won't degrade my recording quality at all. Im using Mogami cables right now and my soldering skills aren't very good, so I would like to buy a pre-built snake. All my mic pres are racked in my recording desk and I need a minimum of 8 XLR input/1/4'' output, but a few more would be fine. Is the quality of TRS connections worse than XLR connections? Right now all of my outboard gear is connected with XLR connections, but I think I should probably get a patch bay for my studio. The patch bay would need to connect the snake to two RNP/RNC combos, and also to 4 XLR inputs on my Digidesign002. My biggest concern is quality degredation, and I would really appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.