ADMIN--is it possible to remove this duplicate post. I need to understand how duplicates happen! Currently, I'm ignorant of what I did wrong
There is almost no current carried by interconnects. So the conductors can be very fine without causing losses. It is when Amperes of current are passed -- say in power cords or speaker cables -- that large-gauge conductors are needed.
My favorite XLR cables are those made to order with Neutrik gold XLR connectors and Mogami W2549 cable. You can have them made to order by a pro audio shop (I use ProAudioLA, who do a great job) or find them on Amazon, sold by a company doing business as World's Best Cables.
The above cables have very good shielding. If you need the best possible shielding because of interference, use Mogami W2534 instead.
The duplication of posts you asked about seems to be a technical issue at Audiogon.
My eyesight, dexterity and confidence rules out doing some things I would have attempted a few years back (such as making my own cables). Your answers were very helpful--and I had already presumed the cables mentioned from Amazon probably would be a fine choice for my location / conditions.
Cheers to all !
IF your equipment utilizes the official balanced wiring scheme (AES47), balanced cables should exhibit little coloration, so there shouldn't be much difference between brands.
I got some inexpensive cables from Ralph Karsten. I think they were Mogami. I needed 25 feet or so.
Years later, I tried some Audioquest- at a much higher cost, only to find they sounded almost identical.
@hz79hc - For components, take a look at Zavfino products that use OCC copper as a minimum e.g.
- these would provide stunning dynamic performance
- but they only come in 1.5 meter and 2 meter lengths
Regards - Steve