Help me choose an XLR cable

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #40 on: 5 Nov 2018, 12:49 pm »
Match Canadian with Canadian.  Take a good look at Audio Sensibility.
Or Bis Audio.

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« Reply #41 on: 5 Nov 2018, 01:04 pm »
Match Canadian with Canadian.  Take a good look at Audio Sensibility.

Yes, I have their BNC-RCA silver-coated cable, lying on a shelf. It's decent. Used it for a while, but my old Cardas Parsec BNC-RCA (green jacket) beats it. Now using a Cardas AES into DAC.

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« Reply #42 on: 5 Nov 2018, 07:28 pm »
Damn, Bryston's own cables are pretty expensive as well:

AES/EBU XLR: https://store.bryston.com/digital-aesebu.html

Analog XLR: https://store.bryston.com/single_xlr.html

I'm guessing these prices are in USD?

Why are these priced similar to Vovox? What's the selling point about these cables? Are they using something special here that I don't know about?

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #43 on: 5 Nov 2018, 08:02 pm »
Damn, Bryston's own cables are pretty expensive as well:

AES/EBU XLR: https://store.bryston.com/digital-aesebu.html

Analog XLR: https://store.bryston.com/single_xlr.html

I'm guessing these prices are in USD?

Why are these priced similar to Vovox? What's the selling point about these cables? Are they using something special here that I don't know about?

Hi Zoom

Nothing special other than well research quality electrical standards.

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« Reply #44 on: 5 Nov 2018, 10:00 pm »
I believe the cabling is Belden (or Canare).

These same brands (along with Neutrik XLR connectors) can be bought, pre-made and factory-term'ed, for a fraction of the price, at places like BJC in Washington state.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #45 on: 7 Nov 2018, 02:47 pm »
Nobody have any experience with Teo Audio liquid technology? My friend who has tried many now owns a cable called the Game Changer and says its outstanding. It has replaced a cable that cost him a whole lot more.

Difficult for me to go hear it as we are now in different countries.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #46 on: 7 Nov 2018, 06:47 pm »
Get the below which is preterminated from btpa.com

I have heard this cable in a setup with a custom Burning amp, EMT 950 TT and tekton speakers and surely sounded bloody good to my ears

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #48 on: 9 Nov 2018, 10:41 pm »
Hi guys, I have a Van den Hul Orchid BNC from my BDA-1 to BDP-1 and would like to 'upgrade' to an XLR  AES/EBU cable that will give me a significant improvement. What do you suggest?
 

I see you're a newbie, but you don't have to look any farther for an outstanding XLR ic than right here on Audio Circle - Triode Labs.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #49 on: 9 Nov 2018, 11:40 pm »
You would also do very good to get the best you can afford in Zenwave Audio cables. These are the best interconnects, along with Antipodes Audio, that I have used, by far. Problem with Antipodes, they are shut down on cables until who knows when, if ever. 

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #50 on: 10 Nov 2018, 12:07 am »
Hi Zoom

Nothing special other than well research quality electrical standards.

James

Hi James,

Do you have any info on the wire used for the AES?

Thanks.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #51 on: 10 Nov 2018, 12:10 am »
Hi James,

Do you have any info on the wire used for the AES?

Thanks.

It’s a Van Damme balanced microphone cable.

James

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #52 on: 10 Nov 2018, 12:21 am »
It’s a Van Damme balanced microphone cable.

James

Hi James,

Is there a specific model among Van Damme's offerings?

For example, Mogami has multiple AES wires, such as 3080 or 3173: http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/dig_interface/aes_ebu/

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #53 on: 10 Nov 2018, 12:39 am »
Hi James,

Is there a specific model among Van Damme's offerings?

For example, Mogami has multiple AES wires, such as 3080 or 3173: http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/dig_interface/aes_ebu/

Not sure I would have to check with engineering.

The digital AES cable is different from the analog AES cable.

Plus we use a special gold pin Neutrik connector as well.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #54 on: 10 Nov 2018, 01:12 am »
The accepted terminolgy is:

Analog balanced = XLR
Digital "balanced" = AES

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #55 on: 10 Nov 2018, 01:21 am »
Agree with Canadian Maestro. One additional point.
THe digital SPDIF coax is also the same 'type' of signal as the Toslink.
It IS NICE that folks always call the Toslink 'Toslink".. keeps confusion down.
I NEVER heard of XLR called AES.
only the digital balanced called AES/EBU

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #56 on: 11 Nov 2018, 08:49 pm »
Not sure I would have to check with engineering.

The digital AES cable is different from the analog AES cable.

Plus we use a special gold pin Neutrik connector as well.

Thanks, James. Looking forward to finding out.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #57 on: 11 Nov 2018, 09:02 pm »
Ok at this point in time here is what we are using

•   Digital balanced cable is a Belden AES 110 ohm digital cable with gold plated pins in the XLR connector.

•   BNC digital cable and connector same as above

•   RCA analog cable is a Canare 75 ohm cable with special make and break ground RCA gold connectors

•   Analog XLR Balanced cable is Van Damme shielded microphone cable with gold plated pins in the XLR connector

•   Speaker cables are made for us in Chicago and is a 4 conductor weaved cable about 9 Gauge and has very low self-inductance.


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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #58 on: 11 Nov 2018, 10:21 pm »
Ok at this point in time here is what we are using

•   Digital balanced cable is a Belden AES 110 ohm digital cable with gold plated pins in the XLR connector.

•   BNC digital cable and connector same as above

•   RCA analog cable is a Canare 75 ohm cable with special make and break ground RCA gold connectors

•   Analog XLR Balanced cable is Van Damme shielded microphone cable with gold plated pins in the XLR connector

•   Speaker cables are made for us in Chicago and is a 4 conductor weaved cable about 9 Gauge and has very low self-inductance.

I love a good ‘ole honest answer. No voodoo nor nonsensical cable foolery. A lot of people would’ve said they developed the cable using a special copper alloy from god knows where and treated god knows how, then developed an even more complex outer jacket followed by some magical braiding configuration.

Thank, James for keepin’ it real. There’s not enough guys like you out there.

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Re: Help me choose an XLR cable
« Reply #59 on: 12 Nov 2018, 03:23 pm »
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That's Bryston for you!