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3ft Premier Series XLR Male to 1/4inch TRS Male 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated)
Monoprice’s line of Professional Audio cables brings you high performance cables at rock bottom prices. Whether you’re connecting broadcast equipment, instruments for your band or your high end entertainment system, Monoprice has the interconnect cables for you.
Balanced audio cables utilize impedance balanced lines that reduce EM and RF noise and extend the effective range of the cable run. Additionally, unlike standard unbalanced RCA interconnects that utilizes their braid as a signal return, balanced cables have a separate braided shield to provide additional resistance to interference without modulating the interference into the signal. This prevents ground loop issues.
XLR to 1/4" TRS balanced pro audio cables provide high fidelity and eliminate noise in the recording studio and on the stage. Our new Permier Series cables up the ante in terms of construction quality and performance.
- 16AWG Stranded Copper Wire Conduits.
- 97.5% Shielded Balanced Connections
- Gold Plated Connectors
- Metallic Graphite Colored Connector Housings
- Molded Strain Relief Boots.
XLR pin 1(ground) = TRS sleeve
XLR pin 2 (hot) = TRS tip
XLR pin 3 (cold) = TRS ring
and the monoprice one I bought I found, when tested, is wired
XLR pin 1(ground) = TRS sleeve
XLR pin 2 (hot) = TRS ring
XLR pin 3 (cold) = TRS tip
Which means it is out of phase with the standard and will cause problems anywhere phase coherence is at all important. As an extreme example, last night I used one of these doing sound for a band that had beats/tracks coming out of a laptop sound interface, and I used one monoprice XLR to TRS adapter and one of the band's adapters to run the two stereo channels into our snake. The monoprice adapter secretly flipped the phase on one side of the stereo signal from the laptop, and while it sounded fairly regular in the house, the board's feed going to the monitors is a sum of the left and right channels, so what was playing on stage was utterly screwed up, because it was only the difference between the channels, anything that was panned to the center in the laptop's tracks was cancelled out. The drummer couldn't play along with the prerecorded tracks, despite us cranking it up more and more. They trainwrecked through the first couple songs until I could suss out the problem and ditched the monoprice side of the stereo tracks. Ironically this was after a conversation one of the traveling DJ's and I had about how much we both loved Monoprice!
MONOPRICE: Please have your factory wire these as per the standard if they are intended to sell to the pro audio market. Someone could have gotten stabbed last night.
PROS: Good, metal connectors allow repair/modification in the future. Good physical construction.
CONS: See below...
PROS: Sturdy, well made, low loss, low noise, aesthetically pleasing look...
CONS: None yet...
5 months ago
sturdy/built to last
CONS: nothing I can think of
PROS: High quality cables, great price.
PROS: Great price. Fast delivery.
The XLR design makes for a stronger and tighter connection.
7 months ago
8 months ago