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Best XLR cables recommendations?
« on: April 06, 2012, 12:40:59 PM »

Looking to purchase some new XRL cables...mainly 20ft. Can anyone recommend some that I can find online?  Price range up to $50 each?

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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 05:03:37 PM »
The best way to go is tgakidis here in TS. He makes 'em custom. For stock cables, Mogami gold is hard to beat.

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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 05:04:32 PM »
A couple of the members here make custom cables, in virtually any configuration you might want.  Try tgakidis (http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0) or darktrain (http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=110932.0).

I have several cables from tgakidis and am extremely pleased with the quality (several more on the way, actually).  I don't have any personal experience with darktrain's stuff, but I know a number of people that use them and think they're great... 

[EDIT:  I was posting at the same time as Waistlib62...Sorry for the duplicate info!]
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 05:05:30 PM »
I just switched from Canare Star Quad to Gotham low capacitance Star Quad and made my own but you can buy...

GAC-4/1 Low Capacitance Quad Mic Cable.
Black 25 Foot Assemblies with Top Quality Black Shell, Gold Pin XLR Connectors.
for $40.00 each direct from Gotham Audio USA or buy it as bulk/cut length cable & your preference of connectors to make your own.
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 05:12:35 PM »
The best way to go is tgakidis here in TS. He makes 'em custom. For stock cables, Mogami gold is hard to beat.

X2, plus he's a great guy, easy to deal with. Likewise for darktrain. Support TS cable builders!!
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 05:47:00 PM »
The best way to go is tgakidis here in TS. He makes 'em custom. For stock cables, Mogami gold is hard to beat.

X2, plus he's a great guy, easy to deal with. Likewise for darktrain. Support TS cable builders!!


I absolutely agree. Both make fantastic cables. I thought I'd add looking into Canare Mini Star Quad and also silver clad copper cables. Either cable builder can make these.
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 06:29:26 PM »
The best way to go is tgakidis here in TS. He makes 'em custom. For stock cables, Mogami gold is hard to beat.

X2, plus he's a great guy, easy to deal with. Likewise for darktrain. Support TS cable builders!!


I absolutely agree. Both make fantastic cables. I thought I'd add looking into Canare Mini Star Quad and also silver clad copper cables. Either cable builder can make these.

There are 2 versions of Canare mini star quad, one is better suited for field microphone use [L-4E5C] and the other is more for permanent installation usage [L-4E5AT].  I used Canare's regular size star quad for years and loved it offering excellent noise rejection (still have the cables for backup) but recently switched to Gotham because Canare/Belden/Mogami/Clark/Gepco star quad is higher capacitance cable.
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 06:34:09 PM »
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 06:35:20 PM »
The best way to go is tgakidis here in TS. He makes 'em custom. For stock cables, Mogami gold is hard to beat.

X2, plus he's a great guy, easy to deal with. Likewise for darktrain. Support TS cable builders!!


I absolutely agree. Both make fantastic cables. I thought I'd add looking into Canare Mini Star Quad and also silver clad copper cables. Either cable builder can make these.

There are 2 versions of Canare mini star quad, one is better suited for field microphone use [L-4E5C] and the other is more for permanent installation usage [L-4E5AT].  I used Canare's regular size star quad for years and loved it offering excellent noise rejection (still have the cables for backup) but recently switched brands because Canare/Belden/Mogami/Clark/Gepco star quad is higher capacitance cable.


I was unaware of the L-4E5AT. I'll make sure I'm getting the L-4E5C next time I order bulk cable. Thanks for pointing that out. :coolguy:
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 02:04:20 PM »
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 10:50:12 PM »
Anyone happen to have a link to that hilarious Amazon comment section about cables improving sound?
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 09:42:05 AM »
I like musilux for xlr-3 cables - wirelux.com

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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 10:35:43 AM »
I use Mogami Mini Quad for tube microphone cables:

http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/microphone/quad/


But it looks like the Gotham cable has better specs for quad

Migrating to Gotham >:D
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 10:47:37 AM »
I use Mogami Mini Quad for tube microphone cables:

http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/microphone/quad/


But it looks like the Gotham cable has better specs for quad

Migrating to Gotham >:D

That's exactly why I switched after years of using Canare Star Quad.  I do believe Gotham also makes tube mic cable.
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Re: Best XLR cables recommendations?
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 11:52:02 PM »


But it looks like the Gotham cable has better specs for quad

Migrating to Gotham >:D

That's exactly why I switched after years of using Canare Star Quad.

Can you share a direct link of the cable you speak of quad
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