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I am looking for some recommendations on 5 balanced cables. Name brand, price, and perhaps places to purchase them. (if permitted)


Looking for a good value.


Will be hooking a Integra DTC 9.8 to an RDA 7.1. Run will probably be about 12 feet.


Thanks in advance.
 

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Thanks so far guys. Any opinions regarding quality when comparing brands?



And are microphone cables honestly the same thing?
 

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Thanks so far guys. Any opinions regarding quality when comparing brands?



And are microphone cables honestly the same thing?

I'm not sure what you mean by "same thing" but they certainly work as well as any other cables, sound very good, and are cheaper. Quality of mic cables can be very high.


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Hello,


I am looking for some recommendations on 5 balanced cables. Name brand, price, and perhaps places to purchase them. (if permitted)


Looking for a good value.


Will be hooking a Integra DTC 9.8 to an RDA 7.1. Run will probably be about 12 feet.


Thanks in advance.

assuming you are looking for xlr->xlr, www.zzsounds.com or www.sweetwater.com are a couple of reasonably priced online shops. I have purchased a lot of equipment from both (i.e. recommended).


Your best bet is to limit the length to 10 ft (3 meters) but if you cannot the next 'normal' size is 15 ft (5 meters). Also, you need to figure out if it is male-male, female-female, or male-female...


good luck!
 

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And are microphone cables honestly the same thing?

They're line level cables, usually well shielded, with XLRs on both ends. That's what you are attempting to purchase, right?


Cables are cables. Well built, well-terminated, and well shielded cables are what you want, and they shouldn't cost you much.
 

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Microphone cables work well.. The nature of XLR
 

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Also, you need to figure out if it is male-male, female-female, or male-female...

Generally, one needs a standard male-female to connect a preamp out to an amp in. That's the beauty of XLRs.
 

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Microphone cables from any musical instrument store.


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The best value for quality built, outstanding cables, at incredible prices, around. I totally agree.
 

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Add www.markertek.com to the list of suppliers to the live sound, recording and broadcasting markets. Microphone cable has the added requirements of being flexible and robust enough to take the beating the comes with the day to day use of mics.
 

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assuming you are looking for xlr->xlr, www.zzsounds.com or www.sweetwater.com are a couple of reasonably priced online shops. I have purchased a lot of equipment from both (i.e. recommended).


Your best bet is to limit the length to 10 ft (3 meters) but if you cannot the next 'normal' size is 15 ft (5 meters). Also, you need to figure out if it is male-male, female-female, or male-female...


good luck!

Those two and www.musiciansfriend.com is where a musician friend gets all of his supplies.
 
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