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Offline Phil Zone

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What's a better xlr connector to buy Neutrik or Switchcraft
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:58:14 PM »
What's the better one? The models I'm looking at in specific are
Switchcraft a3m
Neutrik nc3mx

What would you get? In general what brand is better for xlrs? I ussually use switchcraft for my instrument and speaker cables, except speakons I use neutrik. I've only used switchcraft xlrs and have never built with neutrik, which is better?

Thanks
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Re: What's a better xlr connector to buy Neutrik or Switchcraft
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 09:09:52 PM »
Would even a really thin wire work with it? Being would the connector hold on to release strain from pulling? I'm thinking sound a 28 gauge wire.
Microphones: Busman BSC-1, AKG C460B/CK61/CK63, Samson CL2, CA-14 (cards), Naiant X-X
Preamps: Naiant Littlebox [X3] (OT)(OT/IT)(OT/Black), Naiant Tinyhead
Recorders: Tascam DR-680, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-05
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Re: What's a better xlr connector to buy Neutrik or Switchcraft
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 10:00:01 PM »
Neutrik product guide
http://www.neutrik.com/zoolu-website/media/download/211/Product+Guide+2013%2C+02+XLR

Outer Diameter supported by most Neutrik XLR's 3.5mm to 8mm.  So as Jon says, build it up if using smaller diameter cable.

Neutrik is superior due to chuck style strain relief. Our company switched to Neutrik years ago due to durability. Most failed XLR cables in our shop are Switchcraft connectors, their strain relief systems don't hold up over the years. The switchcraft connectors with set screws last better than their crimp strains, but neither works as well as the Neutrik chuck. (and you don't need a tool for the Neutrik strain relief)

 
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Re: What's a better xlr connector to buy Neutrik or Switchcraft
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 10:33:22 AM »
I ended up getting xx series connectors. Thanks for the help
Microphones: Busman BSC-1, AKG C460B/CK61/CK63, Samson CL2, CA-14 (cards), Naiant X-X
Preamps: Naiant Littlebox [X3] (OT)(OT/IT)(OT/Black), Naiant Tinyhead
Recorders: Tascam DR-680, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-05
Software: Sony Sound Forge/ Vegas, TLH
Photo: Canon 7D Mark ii/70D, 70-200 f2.8, 18-135 STM, 55-250 STM, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Tokina 11-16 f2.8

LMA Shows: http://archive.org/search.php?query=taper%3A%22Cam%20Keough%22&sort=-date

 

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