DIY XLR Interconnects?

lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Seriously, I have no life.
I did some reading up on the Canare brand cable and, hands down, this is the most prolific cable brand used by audio studio techs and engineers. In short, I will be ordering this brand to go with my Neutrik XLR connectors for our interconnect cabling. By the way, the Canare 2-conductor cable that also comes highly recommended is model number L-2T2S. The Canare "quad type" (4-conductor) -- which was already mentioned by poster TXBonds -- is model number L-4E6S. The 2-conductor Canare presently goes for about $3.49/meter, while the 4-conductor Canare presently goes for roughly $4.59/meter.

Despite some early turbulence, this thread was very helpful...so I hope that it helps others in the future. ;)
Sorry for the turbulence, didn't realize you wanted just to spend more :) Are these for particularly long runs or you have need for such construction particularly?
 
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Audioholic Overlord
Any turbulence is on your end because there was no indication that you had used the info on the website. As far as instructions, what would you need, aside from:

Cut the cables to length
Strip the jacket off
Strip the wires
Solder the wires to the appropriate pins
Close the plugs and use them

I don't know who the engineers and studio techs are, but they use what's available unless they have a ton of money, a brand fetish or an endorsement deal. Nobody on the listening end will be able to determine what brand is used or even if they came from Radio Shack.
 
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70sMac

Junior Audioholic
By the time I reached Post 19, I had three brand names to consider: and all three came from this thread.

So I went to a forum that was created for audio professionals and started reading threads about cabling...and one of those threads, in particular, involved a direct comparison between the big brand names. It was/is a very long thread, so there were lots of posts from audio studio professionals to draw a conclusion from. My apologies if anyone here owns Belden stock, but the overwhelming choice on said forum was/is Canare.

Once again, thanks to everyone who read the initial post and provided their guidance accordingly. I believe that Post 20 pretty much sums things up, so anyone interested can go there to see the last productive post on this thread. If anyone else wishes to vent their personal issues, I suppose they can post to each other's basements here. Happy flaming.


From the original poster: Have a good one...over and out. :)
 
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Mark E. Long

Audioholic
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By the time I reached Post 19, I had three brand names to consider: and all three came from this thread.

So I went to a forum that was created for audio professionals and started reading threads about cabling...and one of those threads, in particular, involved a direct comparison between the big brand names. It was/is a very long thread, so there were lots of posts from audio studio professionals to draw a conclusion from. My apologies if anyone here owns Belden stock, but the overwhelming choice on said forum was/is Canare.

Once again, thanks to everyone who read the initial post and provided their guidance accordingly. I believe that Post 20 pretty much sums things up, so anyone interested can go there to see the last productive post on this thread. If anyone else wishes to vent their personal issues, I suppose they can post to each other's basements here. Happy flaming.


From the original poster: Have a good one...over and out. :)
am quite happy with the canare cables I built and the speaker cables aswell it’s a little pricey but you get exactly what you pay for in my book .enjoy your endeavor Sir .
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Seriously, I have no life.
By the time I reached Post 19, I had three brand names to consider: and all three came from this thread.

So I went to a forum that was created for audio professionals and started reading threads about cabling...and one of those threads, in particular, involved a direct comparison between the big brand names. It was/is a very long thread, so there were lots of posts from audio studio professionals to draw a conclusion from. My apologies if anyone here owns Belden stock, but the overwhelming choice on said forum was/is Canare.

Once again, thanks to everyone who read the initial post and provided their guidance accordingly. I believe that Post 20 pretty much sums things up, so anyone interested can go there to see the last productive post on this thread. If anyone else wishes to vent their personal issues, I suppose they can post to each other's basements here. Happy flaming.


From the original poster: Have a good one...over and out. :)
Gearslutz? For your use not much of it likely really matters....or are you equipping a recording studio? At least you're not buying into the normal audiophile cable nonsense....
 
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Mark E. Long

Audioholic
Gearslutz? For your use not much of it likely really matters....or are you equipping a recording studio? At least you're not buying into the normal audiophile cable nonsense....
He is snake oil free — so far
 
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Audioholic Overlord
I have used Hosa XLR many times and in fact, one place where I bought them supplies bands, studios and people who build systems for others- they'e cheap and they work. I assume many would ask "What's a Hosa?", but they do work.

Two of the non Neutrik brands of plugs & jacks that can be used without fear- Switchcraft & Amphenol. Both have existed for decades.
 
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Mark E. Long

Audioholic
I have used Hosa XLR many times and in fact, one place where I bought them supplies bands, studios and people who build systems for others- they'e cheap and they work. I assume many would ask "What's a Hosa?", but they do work.

Two of the non Neutrik brands of plugs & jacks that can be used without fear- Switchcraft & Amphenol. Both have existed for decades.
Hosa is a good brand also I’ve herd of Switchcraft also a friend of mine uses Hosa cables on his stage rig .
 

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