The red 10' Star Quad XLR Male to XLR Female Cable from Canare is designed for use with microphones and line-level signals (e.g. mixer to power amps). The 4-conductor Star Quad arrangement cancels electromagnetically induced noise from SCR dimmer packs, fluorescent lighting ballasts, and AC power transformers. Handling noise is prevented by use of cotton filler material. High-quality frequency response is maintained due to special irradiated polyethylene insulation which provides a low capacitance dielectric. Both ends of this cable are hand-soldered using Neutrik XLR-3 connectors with black chrome shells and gold plated contact pins.
This connector cable consists of thin wire strands in both the conductors and overall shield, which makes it very flexible. It has a special compound PVC outer jacket that remains pliant at low temperatures.
- Uses cotton, jute, and exotic polyester fibers for packing. These fillers prevent stretching and twisting of the inner conductors which can cause noise. Additionally, paper, Mylar, and cloth tape bind the conductors so that the cables hold their shape.
- Utilizes high-conductivity, annealed copper wires stranded to form flexible conductors and shields.
- Special polymer compounds reduce capacitive "R-C" filter roll off within the cable and prevent high-voltage breakdown. By irradiating the material, the polymer becomes extensively cross-linked, chemically inert, water resistant, and remains flexible at very low temperatures. Irradiated PE is superior to ordinary polyethylene because it is heat resistant. The insulation will not shrink back, flow, or char when soldering, so you save initial and rework time, and achieve more reliable connections.
- Thin copper strands in a densely woven braid. The shields used are very flexible and offer superb noise rejection.
- Uses PVC compounds that combine to make a strong and durable outer jacket with excellent flexibility which is retained even at very low temperatures, to prevent stiffening or cracking.
- Microphones, studio audio tie lines, patch cords, rack wiring, snake systems, and PA mixers.