Canare Low-Microphonic Stereo Interconnect Cables - Pro-Series (Priced per stereo pair of two cables, as shown here)
These Pro-Series stereo interconnect cables are made with Canare's innovative Low-Microphonic cable, which is well known among professional sound engineers for its ability to dampen microphonics and handling noise, even when used in the high SPL environments encountered during live performances.
Cable microphonic properties are important in audio systems because sound from the speakers can actually feed back into the sound system through the interconnecting cables. This feedback can produce undesirable audible effects ranging from subtle muddiness at moderate volumes all the way to feedback howl at extreme sound pressure levels. If you enjoy listening at live concert levels, you may very well find that these Low-Microphonic interconnects will allow you to discover detail and nuance that you could not hear before.
Canare Low-Microphonic cable incorporates proprietary double carbon/braided copper shield construction that virtually eliminates microphonic noise. The center conductor is made of relatively large 18 AWG stranded Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC). The design ensures low capacitance and low series resistance, preserving flat frequency response to 50 KHz. It is also a very flexible, supple cable, making it a joy to route and install while also ensuring long flex life.
We meticulously hand-terminate our low-microphonic cables with Canare's excellent F-Series connectors, using the best silver-bearing solder and our own time-proven soldering technique.
We chose Canare F-09 Narrow Profile RCA connectors as our "standard" terminations for this cable assembly because the hooded design adds an extra measure of EM shielding. The optional F-10 Deluxe RCA connectors lack the hooded design, but feature a PTFE dielectric material which has some advantages of its own. Both RCA connector designs incorporate gold plated contact surfaces to ensure consistent high performance and long life.
Those working with vintage equipment (or any equipment that has close connector spacing) may want to consider the Switchcraft 3502AA Slimline RCA Connector option. They are not as robust as the Canare offerings, but with an OD of just 0.413", they are an excellent alternative for hook-ups where the Canare connectors just won't fit. We add our Signature heat-shrink tubing to provide some strain-relief.
Also of interest to those working with vintage equipment is our F-10F RCA-female connector option. Styled to match the Canare-F-10, these female connectors make it possible to extend permanently-connected RCA cables without the need for lossy / noise-prone adapters. In cases where no straight connector will fit, you might consider the Switchcraft 3502RABAU right-angle RCA connector (not shown). You may also choose F-11 Mini-TS Phone, or F-15 1/4" TS Phone plugs. All Canare F-series connectors feature robust nickel-plated solid-brass construction and a spring-type strain-reliefs. Here are the connector options in list format:
When our skilled technicians join this uniquely silent cable to premium connectors, the result is an unusually quiet, clear, interconnect with a delightfully open and natural sound. Inspired design and the kind of expertise that comes only with time, combine to create interconnects capable of splendidly neutral, unadulterated sound transmission, taking nothing from the intended content, and leaving nothing behind. In the absence of environmental noise and coloration, previously undetected nuances are revealed. There are those who will not be able to perceive the difference, but those who can will be very pleased indeed.
Pro Series Low-Microphonic Stereo Interconnect Cables - 1.5 meter (4.9 foot) length is shown here, but you can select from a wide range of lengths below.
This close-up shows the Canare F-09 Narrow Profile RCA connectors in greater detail.
Here is the F-10F RCA-female connector option.
Switchcraft 3502AAU Slimline RCA Connector option
Also Available with black/gold finish, which is perfect match for the 3502RABAU right-angle version pictured below.
Switchcraft 3502RABAU Slimline Right-Angle RCA Connector with black/gold finish.
Also Available with with nickel/gold finish as 3502RAAU, which is a perfect match for the 3502AAU straight version shown above.
Shown here is the optional Canare F-15 TS Phone plug.
Here are some additional details about Canare F-Series connectors.
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