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Paul Dershem

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Re: Brand of reliable XLR cables
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2012, 06:22:09 pm »

Have any of you tried the EWI cables (with Neutrik connectors) from Audiopile?

http://www.audiopile.net/products/Mic_Instr_Cables/MBQN/MBQN_cutsheet.shtml
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Re: Brand of reliable XLR cables
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 08:35:19 pm »

Have any of you tried the EWI cables (with Neutrik connectors) from Audiopile?

http://www.audiopile.net/products/Mic_Instr_Cables/MBQN/MBQN_cutsheet.shtml

I've bought a couple of dozen from them and have had great luck.   I have  one of three types of cables in inventory;  Canare / Neutrik that I build myself, Whirlwind Stock MK series, and EWI both Neutrik and EWI connectors.   In the past 6 years I have only had 2 cable failures.  One turned super high impedance when cut in half on a platform, the other had the end yanked off when the stage hand tugged a bit too hard (ok, WAY too hard)when the cable endwas caught.    The cut cable was a Whirlwind, the other a Canare.  I have yet had a failure on EWI.
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Re: Brand of reliable XLR cables
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2012, 02:07:46 pm »

Thanks!
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Re: Brand of reliable XLR cables
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2012, 11:23:46 pm »

Have any of you tried the EWI cables (with Neutrik connectors) from Audiopile?

http://www.audiopile.net/products/Mic_Instr_Cables/MBQN/MBQN_cutsheet.shtml
I've got both the Starline with EWI connectors and the Premium cable with Neutrik XX series connectors.  For the cable itself, I'll take the premium any day.  The Starline feels like its got empty space in the jacketing and doesn't play as nicely.  The Premium cable coils and lays as well as most anything I've used otherwise.  The EWI ends fit overly snug in some off-brand XLR jacks, especially the female connectors in male jacks.  I also have some of the EWI quad cabling, which is also nice, but the 4x22ga cable is a bit stiff for my tastes.  I prefer the ProCo Ameriquad cabling I've also got from back when the prices were lower.  For the price difference, I'll take the EWI premiums.  Just about $20 for a 20ft cable.
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2012, 01:28:12 am »

Thanks, George.
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012, 12:49:46 pm »

These guys have some great prices on USA made cables:

http://www.northernsound.net/Sales/catagories.html
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 03:18:40 pm »

Gearsource also has some great prices on CBI's MLN series cables. They are made with USA Belden cable and Neutrik connectors. They can be had for about the same price as the EWI's and are hand assembled in the USA. Nice heavy jacket that coils wonderfully FWIW.
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Re: Brand of reliable XLR cables
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2012, 07:28:34 pm »

I bought 5 XLR cables and about 5 TS (i.e., instrument) cables from Monoprice about 6 months ago, and they have been dropping like flies. Half of the cable connectors have had to be resoldered. Today I discovered that a 50 foot XLR cable's shield is shorting with one of the wires--even after I removed both connectors. I was pretty careful to make sure I did not cut too deeply when I removed the outer casing--so I don't think that caused the short. So the short must be somewhere down the cable.

Do you have any suggestions for a brand of good quality cables at a reasonable price?

Washington Music Center (Chuck Levins) has some cable they branded and I'm not sure who makes them. They are by far the nicest cable Ive ever used in terms of rubber quality and build. They are also several dollars cheaper than GC. They have them in lengths of 3 ft to 100ft.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2012, 07:56:33 pm »

They are whirlwind, I believe. They have a heavier jacket than most, but the cable is soft and lies flat nicely.
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2012, 09:14:41 pm »

I have used the EWI starline series with both their connectors and Neutrik
I must have over 50 of them and have never had one fail.



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