Most affordable and clear sounding XLR Cable? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 31st, 2008, 09:52 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Roxboro NC
Posts: 166
Most affordable and clear sounding XLR Cable?

I'm looking to purchase a Beachtek XLR Adapter for my VX2100 and right now I only have a Mogami xlr to 1/8. I've liked the mogami but am open to other options for my next cable purchase. I'm looking for a cable at least 10 feet long btw.
Travis Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2008, 09:59 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 253
Check out Redco.
http://www.redco.com/

You can basically build your own cables at a great price.
__________________
Jon Bufkin
focalpointcinematic.com
Jonathan Bufkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2008, 03:27 AM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Posts: 1,538
Gosh at 10 feet, just go to Guitar Center and buy any 10-15 foot XLR cable they have. At that length, I'd be flabergasted if you could hear any difference between cable brands.

If you've convinced yourself you've just GOT to have the best, go to Marketek and order some premium cables - but whichever you buy, they'll work about the same and with proper handling and care, either should last you a decade or more.

Good luck.
Bill Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2008, 12:08 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Albany, NY 12210
Posts: 2,650
I really like Mogami cable too, but man is it pricey. Most of our cables are AudioTechnica and they've been holding up fine. I have a few that have been coiled improperly so many times they don't make good coils any more though. I also really like Belden cable, and there's always Canare Star Quad. Our Canare cables don't coil as nicely as Mogami or Belden does unfortunately though.
Marco Leavitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2008, 04:08 PM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Albany, NY 12210
Posts: 2,650
Oh, and remember, there's no difference in sound quality between all these cables. What you're paying for is reliability, ruggedness, decent shielding, and useability (i.e. holds a decent loop when coiled).
Marco Leavitt is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network