Stagg 3M / 10ft XLR to XLR Cable, 3-Pin Male to Female, Suitable for Microphone, PA System, Audio Mixer, Studio Monitors, Audio Recording
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So head into your local DJ City store, browse our selection online, or chat with our friendly staff today. We'd love to help you find the perfect microphone cable solution for your needs. Whether you need a 3-pin audio cable, XLR to XLR, or XLR Splitter, DJ City is sure to have you covered. If you're just getting into audio recording, you've probably got yourself a microphone and are wondering the best way to connect it. Most condenser microphones require a 48V Phantom Power source to power your microphone. So a 3-Pin XLR cable is usually your best bet for connecting the two; whether it's to a USB Audio Interface or external phantom power supply. There is an important point here though. XLR connections often carry a higher voltage signal then RCA connections, up to 4 volts against typically the 2 volts on an RCA connection. So if for instance you were connecting a CD player with XLR connection to an amplifier with RCA connection, you may well find that the extra signal strength will overdrive the RCA input on the amplifier. The problem being that this will give you very little control over the volume and can lead to harsh and fatiguing sound.
In a hi-fi system though, where perhaps the longest interconnect is 1 metre and the signal is up to 4 volts, then the need for XLR connections is more questionable. The XLR connection carries a balanced signal. The hot pin carries the signal, the cold pin also carries the signal but inverted (think mirror image) and the third carries the earth. At the receiving equipment, any noise that is common to both the hot and cold pins is cancelled out. This makes a lot of sense in recording studios where long runs of cable are often needed to carry the small voltage signal generated by a microphone over (certainly in terms of hi-fi) very long runs of cable.
It’s very easy to assume that if your equipment has both XLR and RCA connections, that XLR connections are going to be the better sounding connection. It’s not always the case. Most commonly found in professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment. XLR Cables sport a circular design and range from 3-pin to 7-pins, providing a balanced audio connection. Which is why you'll often hear XLR's referred to as 3-Pin audio cables and 7-pin audio cables.
XLR Cables or 3-Pin Audio cables are traditionally used as professional low noise microphone cables for your dynamic and phantom powered condenser microphones. Although you can also use them for a number of applications. Including connecting your DJ mixer to powered speakers, your XLR microphone to a mixer, or patching audio processors together. Along with countless other tasks where you might find an XLR to XLR cable, or XLR splitter necessary. Established in 2008, Nintronics is a specialist retailer and installer of High Fidelity Music and Home Cinema Systems.The RØDE XLR43 is a professional-grade, braided-shield 43cm XLR to XLR microphone cable with premium Switchcraft® connectors. The cable length makes it ideal for use on cameras that use XLR shotgun microphones.
So with any system that has both XLR and RCA connections, we would recommend that you try both connections and decide for yourself which is the better sounding connection for you. This is also something that your dealer will be happy to advise you on.