I recently read an article that claimed that only a small number of cable companies actually manufacture their own cables. It claimed that most cable companies simply place orders with a manufacturer who will make the cable to whatever specifications are required. It then claimed that the cost of manufacture was extremely cheap, and that profit margins were many 100's of %. The article then went on to say that even some of the high end cables costing many hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars (the article was American) only cost a few dollars to make, and are then sold at massive profit. I was pretty shocked to read this, as I haven't read anything to suggest this in the past. It was also claimed that this is common knowledge in the American high end audio press, who like to keep this information quiet as the cable companies are generous advertisers. Does anyone know if this is just a Hi-Fi conspiricy theory, or is there some truth in this.