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interconnects and shielding?
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:14:31 PM »
Do xlr interconnect's need to be shielded (2-wire and shield as ground)?  Or can I use an unshielded 3-wire cable tp go from preamp to recorder, each cable would be less than 8" long?
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Re: interconnect shielding?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 02:18:58 PM »
It depends on your application.  Overall, not a good idea, but if you're talking about short interconnects in an environment you don't expect to have a lot of EM noise then perhaps.

3-wire unshielded might be ok for line level signals, but you shouldn't use unshielded ICs for mic-level signals.
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