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Old 02.09.08, 6:39 PM
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What is the best (durable) microphone cable?
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no such thing.
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Okay, if there isn't any durable mic cables, what do you recommend in general?
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Buy the cheapest one that comes with good (quality) connectors. I buy UXL mike cable by the roll and use Neutrik connectors but that isn't because they have any special magic mojo they just represent good value for money.
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how long do mic cables last for you guys?
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how long do mic cables last for you guys?
Mine never leave the house so...long time.
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Mine never leave the house so...long time.
same with mine, and I have REALLY crappy cables. Came with my 30$ mics.
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I'm kinda hijacking my own thread here but ...

Do you guys own cable testers, and if so, which kind?
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any cable tester with a few options is good. i don't know the brand i have at my work, but it has a LOT of types of jacks, and LEDs for i think up to 5 pins. it's survived a lot, and helps troubleshoot real quick.

just get the one with the amount of options you'll need for the cables you have.
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I currently have and use regularily around forty microphone cables. At any time about one is out for repair/testing. In live sound (and the studio) the moment a cable appears to have failed you label it and then test/fix at the next opportunity. I know for certain that I have been using a few cables continuously for over twenty years without a problem. These cables are not treated especially well!

I use the Behringer cable tester because it was cheap and works fine. In a perfect world it would have binding posts and the facility to test speakons and DIN as well but I'm reasonably sure no such device exists unless you build it yourself.
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Do you guys own cable testers, and if so, which kind?
Yes and no. I own a Fluke multimeter that has a continuity/short checking feature. I just use that. You hear the beep, the cable is good.
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