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does someone know source for DIY tube microphone cable (Mogami, Canare ...) and for Switchcraft
connectors QG5M and QG7M (output male insert for microphone). What kind of cables you people using
for DIY mics ?


anonymous Tue, 01/13/2004 - 07:58

I have a 1/2 finished DIY cable. After I saw a pic of the Blue brand cable I decided to try to build one myself.

I took some ground braid and threaded twisted pair teflon, this is not fun. Now I am going to lace the braid tight to the twisted pair. I am then going to lace heater etc wires to the twisted and place the mess in expando tubing.
I think it might be better to buy it. I just wanted to DIY it.

I hope to lace the wires tight enought so I do not get noise form movement.

I saw a web page with the 6 wire tube mogami cable for $1.50 a foot.

Klaus Heyne has posted at the Neumann pinboard or some place else that the Gotham GAC 7? has the best shielding IIRC.

rmburrow Sat, 04/27/2013 - 14:08

Depending on what mic you have, the Gotham cable is good. You can order it directly from Gotham at [[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.gothamau…"]Gotham Audio LLC ~ The exclusive American and Canadian importer for Gotham Audio Cables[/]="http://www.gothamau…"]Gotham Audio LLC ~ The exclusive American and Canadian importer for Gotham Audio Cables[/] or get on the horn and call up Lew at 610 746-9342. Gotham's location is near Allentown, Pa. The Gotham cable is fine for the Neumann U 67. If you have Neumann KM54 type mics that use the 6 conductor cable, you will need Mogami 3172.

I believe in both cables, the conductors for the tube heaters is slightly larger gauge wire than the audio, HT, etc. The Gotham cable shielding is very good. I couldn't use the Gotham cable on the KM54 since the Tuchel connectors limit the outer diameter of the cable in the strain relief and elsewhere.


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