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microphone cables

Hello, I am going to buy a Neumann TLM 102 mic and a Neumann KM184 Studio set.
May you please suggest me a good producer of microphone cables? I can choose between Cordial, http://www.adam-aud…"]Adam[/]="http://www.adam-aud…"]Adam[/] Hall, Pro Snake, Sommer Cable and Van Damme. Maybe can be useful to know that I need a length of maximum 5 meters.




Boswell Fri, 02/27/2015 - 04:51

I would not spend more than you need to. If it really is for studio work such that the cables don't get moved once set up for each song, then most types except perhaps the very cheapest should be fine for condenser microphones. Of the makes of cable in your list, I use both Adam Hall (lower end) and Van Damme (upper end) for this sort of work, as well as many others.

DonnyThompson Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:42

I like Mogami, but they are pricey - and I don't know if they are available in your area.

The thing about cables is, if you are constantly moving and wrapping them, the cheaper ones seem to not last nearly as long as the good ones do. Also, if you live in an area where RFI or other EMF issues can be a problem, some of the cheaper ones might not shield as well as the higher quality ones will.

I'm not one of those guys who believes in much of the audiophile hype, like crystal LP static reducers or mahogany knobs on an electric guitar making the pots sound better, but I do think that cables matter - especially in the studio - and whenever possible, I try to use those that are of very good to high quality - as opposed to the cheap ones that Guitar Center sells for $5 in their budget bins.

I have some Mogami XLR and Instrument cables that are pushing ten years old, some of them get used every night in the summer when I'm gigging - and I've never had any problems with any of them.

I think it's more about buying the good ones only once, as opposed to buying the cheap ones 3, 4, maybe even 5 times over the years.

IMHO of course.


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