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Old 28th February 2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Good quality cable for homemade XLR

Hi folks,

I am looking to put together a few XLR cables. This will be my first time. Anyone have recommendations regarding the kind/brand of cable I should by? Does Take Five audio have any cables you would recommend for this?

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Old 28th February 2011, 10:22 PM   #2
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I really like the Canare L-4E6S quad-star cable. Great CMRR, good flexibility and ruggedness, nice "velvety" feel. Neutrics on each end, you can't beat it.
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The Star-Quad cables would be a good choice, but their high capacitance might cause difficulties in a few cases. In other cables look for symmetrical construction. Those with foil shields and a drain wire are a poor choice.
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Old 1st March 2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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Great, thanks, I will probably try the Canare.
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Old 1st March 2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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If the runs are only a few meters or less, you can't go wrong with these:

MOGAMI® - Professional Audio Cables

And the price is reasonable. Most music stors carry them, or can get them.

EDIT: The "Neglex" line is the way to go.
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Old 1st March 2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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I'm using 7m of this

SOMMER CABLE - Galileo 238 Plus 200-0271

imho a good one for the money
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Just read this and figured i should start with a question. These are mic cables not cables to interconnect 2 pieces of gear with xlr connectors, right? Because although they look the same they dont work the same.

Havent made a mic cable for a while but the Mogami used to be kinda the standard for higher end recording studios, and everybody else used the Canare (almost as good, a lot cheaper). And dont scrimp on the ends. This is the big choice. Unless you can afford the Neutrix , but there must some good competition these days? Some one used a cheaper alternative I dont know about?

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he Star-Quad cables would be a good choice, but their high capacitance might cause difficulties in a few cases. In other cables look for symmetrical construction. Those with foil shields and a drain wire are a poor choice.
This capacitance shoudnt be a problem for the low impedance mic inputs. And the quad construction is better for EM rejection. Yes foil shields bad, braided shield good. And remember to connect the shield at both ends for mic cables (usually only one end for interconect cables, but then you rethink the whole cable)
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Old 11th April 2011, 03:56 PM   #8
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go look at musician's friend all cable,flavors and prices ready made too!
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Old 13th April 2011, 03:25 PM   #9
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I used over mile of cable from "West Penn" in my recording system and have never had any issues with it. jer
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Old 14th April 2011, 10:31 AM   #10
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Want to do the ultimate IC?

Go to German ebay & order some TV-coax named Vivanco KX-710. Double configuration, only use center for signal, this goes for both XLR & RCA.
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