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Old 27th January 2013, 03:20 PM   #33701
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For my hifi system, i have changed a lot of RCAs for those mini XLR:
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Yes, I believe Cannon was the ones who design the standard, and we too named those plugs Cannon before Neutrik came on the market with more fashionable parts.
Esperado,

I just received some of these from RS just to check them out for a next project and I think they have a lot going for them. And they latch .

Problem is to find a good cable. Standard balanced cable is a bit too fat. Do you have any recommendations?
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Old 27th January 2013, 03:31 PM   #33702
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Esperado,

I just received some of these from RS just to check them out for a next project and I think they have a lot going for them. And they latch .

Problem is to find a good cable. Standard balanced cable is a bit too fat. Do you have any recommendations?
Would the star quad Canare fit? The smaller variety, L-4E5C, has an OD of 4.8mm.

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Old 27th January 2013, 03:44 PM   #33703
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Old 27th January 2013, 03:44 PM   #33704
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Brad,

Thanks. That looks like really good cable and it would fit! For now I can only find it here in Europe in the L-4E6 version, but I will look further later. First have to fix dinner for my kids who are stopping by in a minute, hungry and well.
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Old 27th January 2013, 04:30 PM   #33705
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Do you have any recommendations?
I like Belden 1023A cables. (very fast to weld, because the shield foil is glued to the isolator, and goes away with it, while the ground wire in contact with the foil is very clean and rigid enough). Those cables save hours when you have to cable big audio systems with hundred of ways.
http://www.belden.com/techdatas/metric/1023A.pdf

(We had forgotten to add Switchcraft as a good XLR & Mini XLR manufacturer.)
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Old 27th January 2013, 04:54 PM   #33706
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I have not been too happy with the mini-XLR plugs. I tried them in products from about 30 years ago. I found them hard to wire, and kind of crummy in construction. Perhaps they have improved. I think that I selected Switchcraft, initially, for the mini-XLR plugs.
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Old 27th January 2013, 05:01 PM   #33707
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Christophe- interesting, mine does. The connectors make a satisfying "click" when they're inserted and cannot pull out.
Which isn't always a good thing. Someone trips over a cable, and I'd rather have the cable come out than the equipment end up crashing onto the floor.

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Old 27th January 2013, 05:10 PM   #33708
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Maybe an XLR without a latch should not be called an XLR as the L stands for the Latch model/version?

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I have not been too happy with the mini-XLR plugs. I tried them in products from about 30 years ago. I found them hard to wire, and kind of crummy in construction. Perhaps they have improved. I think that I selected Switchcraft, initially, for the mini-XLR plugs.
It was Switchcraft who originally designed and patented the mini-XLR.

The Rean plugs are quite nice, though they only make the female version.

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Old 27th January 2013, 05:12 PM   #33710
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Which isn't always a good thing. Someone trips over a cable, and I'd rather have the cable come out than the equipment end up crashing onto the floor.

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Not me... I want the person to land on the floor. Racked equipment, you know.
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