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Weogo Reed

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heavy duty microphone cable
« on: October 07, 2016, 04:17:10 pm »

Hi Folks,

What microphone cables have you found that stands up to being stepped on and rolled over  - on a concrete stage?
Yellow Jackets aren't an option.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo
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William Schnake

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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 04:18:58 pm »

Hi Folks,

What microphone cables have you found that stands up to being stepped on and rolled over  - on a concrete stage?
Yellow Jackets aren't an option.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo
We use Rapco/Horizon Road Hawg cables.  Never had a problem.

Bill
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Riley Casey

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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 04:26:14 pm »

Sturdier than Belden 8412?

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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 04:30:47 pm »

Sturdier than Belden 8412?

This.  Don't forget the genuine Cannon XLR3-11C female connector...
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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 04:32:25 pm »

Hi Riley,

Yep, 8412 is kinda the standard.
Just checking if there is anything else I ought to be looking at.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo


Sturdier than Belden 8412?
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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 05:11:31 pm »

Belden used to make something heavier but I think it went out out production years ago.  It was more like coiling 12/3 though.  Not something I'd want to carry a case full of.

Hi Riley,

Yep, 8412 is kinda the standard.
Just checking if there is anything else I ought to be looking at.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 05:53:36 pm »

Sturdier than Belden 8412?
Yeah  8412 is harder to deal with (shield) but will last forever, handle easier etc.

It also resists breakage because the conductors are larger than most other mic cables.

It costs more-but for a reason.  Good stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 06:08:58 pm »

Had good luck with Clark FieldFlex also http://www.clarkwire.com/cableFF220.htm
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 06:15:35 pm »

Belden 8412, no question.  It's made out of rubber for the outside jacket AND the inside insulators, with cloth strain relief and a full braided shield.  Pretty much the most durable standard mic cable you're ever going to come across.

I have Belden 8412 cables that are older than I am.  After about 50 years, the rubber does start getting a little stiff, especially at the ends of the cables. I had to cut about a foot off of those 50 year old cables to get to good stuff, and they are back in business.  I can live with a 50 year lifespan on a cable that gets used every single week.
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Re: heavy duty microphone cable
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 08:07:16 pm »

Hi Folks,

What microphone cables have you found that stands up to being stepped on and rolled over  - on a concrete stage?
Yellow Jackets aren't an option.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

As well as Belden 8412, I have had an excellent run with Canare Star Quad Microphone Cable (L-4E6S / L-4E5C) http://www.canare.com/ProductItemDisplay.aspx?productItemID=53
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