15ft Premier Series XLR Male to XLR Female 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated) [Microphone & Interconnect]
    Product # 4753
    15ft Premier Series XLR Male to XLR Female 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated) [Microphone & Interconnect]
    Product # 4753
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    15ft Premier Series XLR Male to XLR Female 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated) [Microphone & Interconnect]

    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.

     

    Our XLR male to female cables continue our tradition of bringing the highest quality cables at the best prices.  These cables feature thick, heavy gauge wires, gold plated connectors and sturdy connector housings.

     
    • 16AWG Stranded Copper Wire Conduits.
    • 97.5% Shielded Balanced Connections
    • Gold Plated Connectors
    • Metallic Graphite Colored Connector Housings
    • Molded Strain Relief Boots.
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    4.8 / 5.0
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    Unacceptable design and construction
    I own at least 10 of these cables in various lengths so I’m posting this under multiple lengths.



    For some unknown reason I was messing with a multi-meter and one of these cables. I found that the shell of the connector was connected to, that is had essentially zero resistance, to the ground prong on the XLR connector. I really didn't know if this was a good idea so I measured several other of the same model cables. I found that some had the connection and some didn't. I opened the end connector of several cables and found that some of the cables has a small wired soldiered from a lug which connects to the shell to the ground lug and some didn't.



    I got online and referenced what I think was an AES standard on this type of cable. My reading was that the standard is vague on the connection. In more reading online, all of the opinions on the subject that I found, said that the connection was a bad idea. Having the cable shell connected to ground provides an opportunity for signals to be introduced in to the ground if there a say connections between two cables and the cables are on the floor and are crossed by another cable. It could also cause problems even for cables connected to equipment depending on what comes in contact with the cable shell. It seems to me that having a connection between the cable ground and the shell isn't a good idea. Whether it is a good idea or not it seems that the connection should either be made in 100% or 0% of the cables. I have at least ten cables of varying lengths and a quick set of measurements shows that the connection is present in about 50% of them. This seems to show a lack of control in the production process.



    Based on the above I decided to further investigate the construction of the cables. I cut one into two pieces (they are low cost) and stripped back the outer cover. As specified the cable has a mesh shield around the two conductors. The cable does not have filler around the two conductors which in my opinion is unacceptable. It is important to maintain the twist in the signal wires and maintain the geometry of the shield. In my opinion, twisting the cable, or putting pressure on the outside of the cables will distort the shield and make it less effective. It will also potentially affect the conductor geometry. This just doesn't seem to be the way to make the cables. Use of these cables in a stage environment where they might get rough handling would seem to be particularly problematic. Datasheets on for example Belden balanced cables shows a filler and do other datasheets I found. I ordered some cables from another source a long with a one foot piece of the cable. Examining that cable I found filler.



    Given that the filler likely costs almost nothing being a paper sort of material, it really seems unacceptable in my opinion that any cables don't have it no matter how low their cost.



    I've found other balanced cables for about the same cost that don't have these problems and I'm using them now. I have a small pile of what I consider useless cables.



    CONS: Lacks filler in cable to maintain correct geometry of conductors and shield

    Shell connected to shield on a random basis
    March 1, 2014
    1/5
    I have bought a bunch of items from Monoprice with no issues - well not so good this time. Hopefully I can exchange this for a working unit.

    CONS: The one I received has the shield and one of the insulated connectors shorted out somewhere inside of the cable.
    November 17, 2012
    Mic Cables
    Use these with Shure mic and VoiceLive box. Excellent solid connections, no noise. Great price, great cables.

    PROS: Quality connectors, Gold plated connectors, quiet, heavy duty

    CONS: None
    November 14, 2014
    home studio
    part of a massive cable order for my rig and home studio. i love all monoprice cables. the gauge on these feels really nice and the connectors work flawlessly.

    PROS: nice and thick, price, connection

    CONS: none
    October 13, 2016
    Robust, rugged, and reliable
    I don't think people realize how incredible of a deal these cables are. I'm a worship pastor at a church on a shoestring budget, and being able to order 25' cables for $11 apiece and have them ACTUALLY LAST.... wow. And we've never had an issue with any of them. But the coolest part? If we did, Monoprice has excellent customer service and a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all cables... these cables are a no-brainer. Excellent bargain!!

    PROS: Thick

    stylish

    good sound

    rugged

    CONS: none
    July 31, 2015
    Cable construction - XLR and 1/4
    These are excellently constructed cables. Upon receiving 4 cables I performed a continuity and shorts test with a cable tester that I use for all my cable testing - no issue. I then pulled each of the connectors off and inspected the soldering connections - excellent soldering. I've repaired electronics to the component level, and have built countless cables for 40 years. The quality and price of these cables cannot be beat. The connectors are excellent and the cable quality is on par with Beldon, Carrol, and Monster. When I need more cables, I'm purchasing from Monoprice.

    PROS: The XLR connector shells are a gun powder grey in color and are made of metal. The 1/4" connectors are black in color and are also make of metal. Both of these connectors are very professional in looks and construction. The cable looks great as well. The sound quality sounds good to my ears.

    CONS: The cable diameter is on the thicker side. For my purposes I don't think this will be any sort of problem.
    March 11, 2015
    Nice cables
    Great flexible cable and really nice connectors.
    I open up the connectors when they arrive to be sure the shielding wire is properly insulated from the XLR connector casing. If not I put a piece of electrical tape in just to be sure. They are being installed in a professional environment and I dont want to risk any ground loops.
    December 23, 2008
    Great Cables, Great Price!
    I'm a DJ and a professional musician and I've used a variety of MonoPrice cables for the past four years. They are well-made, dependable, and durable and you just can't beat the prices!

    PROS: Great Cables, Great Price!

    CONS: NONE
    October 29, 2013
    microphone cable
    Same high quality, low price item I have come to expect from Mono.

    PROS: top quality item

    CONS: none
    September 5, 2010
    Great XLR's
    You must buy!!!!!

    PROS: Great XLR- nice and rigid cable.
    Looks professional at a great price.
    Why spend 3 times more elsewhere!
    January 17, 2013

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