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3rdDay's picture
The Hawkeye State, USA
Dec 2003
5 months ago

What is the best (durable) microphone cable?

My gear.

Want to sell: Dr. Z Route 66

Moo_2's picture
Texas
Oct 2005
3 years ago

no such thing.

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3rdDay's picture
The Hawkeye State, USA
Dec 2003
5 months ago

Okay, if there isn't any durable mic cables, what do you recommend in general?

My gear.

Want to sell: Dr. Z Route 66

NoFroBro's picture
Australia
Jan 2004
2 months ago

Buy the cheapest one that comes with good (quality) connectors. I buy UXL mike cable by the roll and use Neutrik connectors but that isn't because they have any special magic mojo they just represent good value for money.

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greasy's picture
Ottawa
Feb 2006
6 years ago

how long do mic cables last for you guys?

iaresee's picture
Here
Sep 2006
1 year ago

Originally posted by greasy
how long do mic cables last for you guys?

Mine never leave the house so...long time.

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greasy's picture
Ottawa
Feb 2006
6 years ago

Originally posted by iaresee
Mine never leave the house so...long time.

same with mine, and I have REALLY crappy cables. Came with my 30$ mics.

3rdDay's picture
The Hawkeye State, USA
Dec 2003
5 months ago

I'm kinda hijacking my own thread here but ...

Do you guys own cable testers, and if so, which kind?

My gear.

Want to sell: Dr. Z Route 66

boyecho's picture
gainesville, florida
Dec 2002
6 years ago

any cable tester with a few options is good. i don't know the brand i have at my work, but it has a LOT of types of jacks, and LEDs for i think up to 5 pins. it's survived a lot, and helps troubleshoot real quick.

just get the one with the amount of options you'll need for the cables you have.

NoFroBro's picture
Australia
Jan 2004
2 months ago

I currently have and use regularily around forty microphone cables. At any time about one is out for repair/testing. In live sound (and the studio) the moment a cable appears to have failed you label it and then test/fix at the next opportunity. I know for certain that I have been using a few cables continuously for over twenty years without a problem. These cables are not treated especially well!

I use the Behringer cable tester because it was cheap and works fine. In a perfect world it would have binding posts and the facility to test speakons and DIN as well but I'm reasonably sure no such device exists unless you build it yourself.

My Gear , please wack with the side of your hand for normal service.
Bringing you EVIL VOODOO WAX MAGIC since 2009

iaresee's picture
Here
Sep 2006
1 year ago

Originally posted by 3rdDay
Do you guys own cable testers, and if so, which kind?

Yes and no. I own a Fluke multimeter that has a continuity/short checking feature. I just use that. You hear the beep, the cable is good.

- IAN C. -
Rig: PRS | Schecter USA | Gibson | Axe-Fx II | empress effects
Beta tester: Fractal Audio | empress effects