I'm currently building a project studio with a friend and have some questions regarding the quality of cabling I should be using. My buddy wants to use a basic shielded belden cable to go from the patch bay to the wall box. This cabling (we got it for free) isn't nearly as good of quality as the spool of mic cable we purchased and I was wondering if that would be an issue. I assume that when using cheap cabling at such distance, using quality mic cables in the live room won't really do much good.
Does it make sense for all cabling from the mic to the patch bay (and perhaps even the patch bay to the gear) be of equal quality, or am I being paranoid? We're using all high quality cabling and connectors for everything with the exception of the wiring you don't see. At the very least is there a way to make it work well enough if it is in fact a problem? I'd rather spend the money now than go through the trouble of cutting, soldering, crimping and heat wrapping ten XLRs to Bittree E3.