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#151743 - 11/20/06 03:52 PM XLR - Microphone XLR vs Monster cable XLR
h1ckman Offline
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Registered: 10/10/06
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I am shopping localy for a XLR cable. Most of them aren't labeled very well or say they are for Microphones.

Is there a difference between a XLR Microphone cable and a Outlaw PCB XLR cable?

Besides brand name and brand quality that is.

I want to know if I can use a cable labeled Microphone XLR to go bewteen my Outlaw preamp and my M80.

Thanks,
Brian

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#151744 - 11/20/06 03:59 PM Re: XLR - Microphone XLR vs Monster cable XLR [Re: h1ckman]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Nope, same cable... still just ground, in-phase, and 180 out of phase audio (assuming it's a balanced XLR).

Make sure to get a 3 pin one... they also sell similar looking 4-pin ones (for Clear-Comms) and 5-pin for DMX lighting controls.

Bren R.

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#151745 - 11/20/06 11:37 PM Re: XLR - Microphone XLR vs Monster cable XLR [Re: BrenR]
h1ckman Offline
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Registered: 10/10/06
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Thank you. You were very helpful as usual.

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#151746 - 11/20/06 11:45 PM Re: XLR - Microphone XLR vs Monster cable XLR [Re: h1ckman]
BrenR Offline
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Only by accident.

Bren R.

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#151747 - 12/02/06 02:25 PM Re: XLR - Microphone XLR vs Monster cable XLR [Re: h1ckman]
Thasp Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
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As long as it is 3 pin, it's fine. Don't buy monster.

You can make them, too. It's much less of a pain in the ass, IMO, to make XLR cables than RCA cables because of the seperate sections on the connectors. Much cheaper than buying any brand and you get a cable that you can repair yourself. A lot of cables you buy have these weird connectors that are nearly impossible to resolder in the case that something bad happens.


Edited by Thasp (12/02/06 02:26 PM)

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