Fotopres seems to have a valid argument - on the surface. First off, the original poster is asking about analog interconnects, which is a completely different story than digital interconnects. But, I will continue the discussion of digital transmission. A lot of nay-sayers have proclaimed that trasmitting digital information for audio purposes is the same as trasmitting for computer purposes. This is just plain WRONG. To a computer, it doesn't matter WHEN the bits come along, as long as they come along in the right order. For audio purposes though, the TIMING of the bits is as important as the order of the bits. Also, a computer presents all its information in digital as well - like is this pixel 205,205,204 or 153,154,155? Audio, on the other hand, needs an analog device (even d/a's are really analog devices at the core) to CONVERT a stream of numbers to an analog waveform. Thus, the timing of the bits, the definition of the edge of the square wave, the angle of the slope of the square wave, these are important factors in audio. Computers could care less. So PLEASE get off the "bits is bits" bandwagon - it's getting rather worn.