Here’s my system description that I usually keep current: http://cgi.audioasylum.com/systems/3367.html
With the DS I use cheap cables in general just because I want to make sure it sounds good with modest cables.
The rest of the system uses better cables (see system description above.)
To reach the table I work on I use Peavy 15’ balanced mic cables for interconnects.
I have a PerfectWave Transport and also an Oppo BDP-103 with an Audiopraise Vanity HD card as a SACD transport.
As you see from pictures a little lower down or from my system description above I have a few CD drives
I have a set of USB to S/PDIF units (an M2tech hiFace Two, an M Audio Fast Track Pro and some old Edirol stuff)
For a direct connect to the DS via USB from my laptop:
- I have a 15' active USB cable (some generic thing I bought on Amazon: it doesn't have a brand on the label )
- A couple of HUBs, a small Belkin external powered four port hub and a much bigger USB 3.0 7 port powered hub.
- Then a shorter cheapo USB cable from Radio Shack.
Here are some pictures (I’ll link more later.)