said by ArthurS: said by sk1939:
No, but go to a recording studio and you'll find Mogami wire all over. The cable madness originates from the audio world.
Actually Mogami, Canare, Gotham sell decent stuff for professional applications that is not ridiculously overpriced. You'll see a lot of star quad used in broadcast. I see lots of Belden, Gepco, Clark, Boston cable in facilities around here as well.
The cable madness originated in the hifi (or should I say "high-futility") world, not in broadcast or recording studios, though there may be some spill over due to owners being duped into thinking the crazy expensive cables provide some "benefit".
The retailers like to price gouge you on the cost of said cable though. I went to get a pair of 15ft Mogami's from AMS and they wanted $55/ea.