microphone cables

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  1. trojanso9

    trojanso9 Guest

    what type of cables should be used with microphones ?
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Microphone Cable ... perhaps

    twisted pair
    fully sheilded
    suits fitting to standard XL3 male and female connectors

    or even
    Canare Star Quad which has 4 conductors arranged as 2 pairs that will roll and lay very neatly

    and many... many more manufacturers have a range of Mic cables to chose from

    Mogami Mic Cable with Neutrik Connectors
    would be a fine start
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    You're lucky a nice guy like Kev got to you before someone else did...

  4. timtu

    timtu Guest

    strange, i own some mic leads identical to those pictured but of 'australian monitor' brand. Which are also good buy obviously australian.

  5. AltheGatman

    AltheGatman Active Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    just as a note timtu, it's not nessecarily relevant to you, or the question, but not all cables that look the same are the same....

    Neutrik plugs (like pictured) have been copied by lots of people (Ashton, Australian monitor, Proel, Climb etc etc...)

    Looks are decieving, Neutrik make great plugs, they fit together well, the boots don't break, silver contacts, easy to solder, good strain relief, I could go on and on.

    I am most probably biased, but I like quality and will only use Neutrik (and Tasker cable). They cost a bit more but they break down a lot less, which is important to me.

    That's my choice, there are other very good brands of cable and plug available too though..

    Anys the point of my rant was, Don't assume a cable is good because it looks like the one pictured. unless it has Neutrik written on the plug,it most probably is a lesser quality copy.

    To me it matters, but every person is different. So if a cheaper one serves your wants, then that's fine by me. (just don't tell me you're using a cheap cable to connect your vintage U87 to your Neve console - I'd be hard pressed not to cry)

    That's my rant, Have fun y'all :cool:
  6. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    I'm there AltheGatman. I ONLY use Neutrik plugs, ower time they have shown to be the best and most userfriendly i can find.
    My favorite cable is Klotz from Germany.
  7. AltheGatman

    AltheGatman Active Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Man after my own heart :D

    Can't get Klotz down here, had a look at their website and it looks like very fine cable though.
    I'm essentially limited to Tasker, Sommer, Proel or Belden.(or cheapo's - but not goin there). One of the only downfalls of living in such a small place I guess.

    Have Fun - Al
  8. axel

    axel Guest

    HansAM wrote:

    ohh.. i tripple that big time!!!

    ok, neutrik is well known as "the best" plug connection avialable... but far to many people... specially in the states or here on this very forum IGNORE... KLOTZ cables... and continuing spending more then neccessary money on Mogami, Monster and god knows what.......................................................


    just try.

    p.s. i bought in the very beginning of my career some over ten years ago used mic cables from rock 'n' roll live use beaten up like hell... they are still in use, all of them in my studio... without any repair ever!! they are Klotz with neutrik connex...
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    thanks David

    I think I may have stretched my patience in another thread today
    ... one about SPDF and the M-Box 2 and so have decided to get out of the way.
    We can only help as much as people want us too.

    As always,
    my advice to every one is to purchase at least ONE piece of
    Professional quality, industry standard equipment
    in each category

    so that you know what we are talking about and have something to compare the others too.

    Here in this case, buy a quality prepare Mic cable and in the future when you have other cables in your hands you will know which ones are good
    and that does include cheap ones
    and which one are just plain crap ($$$)

    Knowledge is everything and the greatest investment you can make is the expansion of your knowledge.

    Good luck with your mic leads and remember to look after the good ones.
  10. AltheGatman

    AltheGatman Active Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Very Wise and true words Kev,

    I found an importer for Klotz down here, A small company that also brings in Martin Pro Audio.

    From what I hear in here about it, I think it might be worth buying a roll when I next need some. I am very hapy with Tasker, but hey I'm always up for trying something new

    Al :cool:
  11. axel

    axel Guest

    AltheGatman wrote:

    yeah i agree on Kev!! :D , cool about Klotz, i am 100% certain you want regret trying them, they are very wide spread in europe... for a reason.
    and if you are satisfied with the long wearing and tearing and the sound / noise free operation... drop a line here at RO.

    oh i sound like a sells represantive of Klotz, no i am not, just a really convinced user of a very moderate priced high quality product i am happy to recommend!! that's all.


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