Although I am very enamored with Kevin from Muse, I have to say that we should not be gunshy. Yes, there is an inherent danger involved in constructing a powercord(like many things in life). Certainly, you should know what your doing(also, like anything else). But, is there any more danger in rigging up a power cord for you audio equipment than for your other household appliances? A person who is a bit handy, and has done some wiring around the house, has nothing to be worried about. I believe with the right materials(high grade copper or silver), we can EQUAL the sounds of the megabuck cables at home. I will undertake such a project after I move. Variables I would like to explore are: one thick conductor(for each of the runs) versus multiple strands of individually insulated solid core wire, and silver versus copper. I feel that wire gauge should be somewhere from 8 to 12(I'll probably just go with 10). Price should be definitely cheap(a fraction of what many go for retail). Good Luck!