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Old 14th April 2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Cheap cable for DIY balanced interconnects?

Does anybody have a source or idea for cheap cable that can used for DIY balanced interconnects (3 pin XLR)? I hate the idea of using network cable because of all the bulk created by unused pairs. STP with fewer conductors is pricey though because of low demand at retail level.
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Old 14th April 2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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I like the canare L4E6S.
Very flexible, well shielded and a decent price.
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Old 14th April 2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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I second the Canare vote. Great stuff, hard to do better.
Mogami is also very nice.
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Old 14th April 2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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Another vote for the Canare, I even use it for unbalanced interconnects.
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Old 15th April 2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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I used 22ga teflon (PTFE) covered silver-plated solid copper, bought from ApexJr.
Braided it, soldered to some vampire XLRs. No shielding at all.
Went for that option because its super cheap, and I needed 2x pairs of long (3m) interconnects for biamping.
Works perfectly!!!

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