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XLR Cable recommendations

Discussion in 'audio' started by Greyandy, Mar 19, 2023 at 8:03 AM.

  1. Greyandy

    Greyandy pfm Member

    Any recommendations for a pair of balanced XLR cables please? Looking for 1m length.
    Budget around £200 and interested in options other than the usual Audioquest/Chord offerings... you know, something a bit more artisan/cottage industry. These are to be used to go between a DAC and pre.
    Oh, and thanks (but no-thanks) for recommendations for Amazon Basics or similar 'cause cables don't make any difference etc.!

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    This should be entertaining
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  3. Rockhopper

    Rockhopper pfm Member

    You could try Chris Duwe of Gothic Audio, defo cottage industry and well regarded.
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  4. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

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  5. Jakob

    Jakob Member

    Mark Grant Cables.
    Apart from Naim dins everything else on tv and streaming system is from Mark.
    I have tried many loaners but MGCs products always satisfy me.
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  6. dalryc

    dalryc pfm Member

    I'm not a strong believer in cable differences - though I have heard differences with speaker cables on some occasions.

    I can't be bothered with test listening, particularly with XLRs balanced nature, so I go with Mogami as they seem to be an audio (studio/stage) industry standard.
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  7. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

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  8. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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  10. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Red rubber boots and fishnet stockings, apparently.
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  11. Mike Hanson

    Mike Hanson Lovely!

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  12. retseldrib

    retseldrib pfm Member

    Try The Worlds Best Cables brand on Amazon - they use mogami and are very cheap.
  13. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    I have Mogami and Van Damme (don’t do expensive). They sound the same.
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  14. bigfish786

    bigfish786 Active Member

    i've just ordered some Black Rhodium Intro XLR, anyone had any experience with these?

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