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CoreX2 1/4" Instrument Cable Straight-Angle   

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Wide-band, accurate sound and the finest audiophile-grade materials and construction techniques make Core Cable X2 Instrument Cable perfect for profe...Read More

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You can pay more, but you won't find a better cable.

Wide-band, accurate sound and the finest audiophile-grade materials and construction techniques make Core Cable X2 Instrument Cable perfect for professional studio/home recording and live performance. This is instrument cable made for harmonic detail, low loss, and flat extended frequency response. Different gauge conductors are combined to provide accurate reproduction of all frequency ranges. Core Cable Instrument Cable is quad-balanced for the lowest possible noise.

FEATURES
  • Wide 20Hz-40kHz ±0.5dB frequency response
  • Quad-balanced construction for lowest noise and fuller sound.
  • Carbon impregnated PVC shield for low microphonics
  • Dual shielding for lowest possible noise
  • Multi-gauge wire for widest possible frequency balance
  • Precision machined brass connector bodies for maximum durability
  • 24k gold-plated connectors offer superior corrosion resistance
  • Audio-grade 99.99% pure oxygen-free copper conductors for maximum sound quality
  • Industrial grade outer jacket for maximum durability and long life
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4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quite good

I am using these cables primarily for interfacing instruments (guitars, basses, and synths) with amps and DIs in a home studio. I have found that these cables sound just as good as...Read complete review

I am using these cables primarily for interfacing instruments (guitars, basses, and synths) with amps and DIs in a home studio. I have found that these cables sound just as good as the custom Mogami cables I use for patching outboard gear, at a very reasonable price. Compared to cheaper cables I tested in an A/B, I clearly noticed a frequency range that extended higher, and one that was flatter. There was also less noise with these cables than with cheaper cables.Now, I should mention that the cables are a bit stiff, so they may not be good for live use with fancy theatrics. Another thing is that while they work well with all of my Neutrik jacks, and generic brands, I do have one guitar with a Switchcraft jack that doesn't like the connectors on these cables. To be fair, though, that particular jack is slightly out of spec, so I usually have to use connectors of a larger circumference anyhow. Just note that these are of an average size. Otherwise, they provide a very postive connection with all gear used.

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stiff cable

It's a quiet cable, but it is stiff. There is not much flex in this one and not good for the first cable out of your guitar. It's good if you don't need...Read complete review

It's a quiet cable, but it is stiff. There is not much flex in this one and not good for the first cable out of your guitar. It's good if you don't need to move the cable. Not my first choice.

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4.0

Flexability challenge

By CB

from Montana

These are not very flexible. They appear to be well made however. Sound wise you'll probably not be disappointed. From my experience -- George L's are the way to go.

 
5.0

Core X2 Cables

By Paul COT

from McKinney, TX

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(follow up) Great cables, amazing price.Problem is the shortlines dispite being 12" are really hard to connect to a pedal board, two right 90 jacks would have helped. Seem to be more a pro audio jumper line. The lone line for guitar feeds and/or loops, amp-in, is real pro and HD sound, but it is a large and often untamable cord, if you like the thin, wippers, this may take some getting used to. Still the best cap and conductance issues in a cable at 4 x the price.

 
5.0

Great Cable

By SgtCarter

from Grayson, KY

I play a 50's neck Les Paul through a Marshall DSL 50. I have played for 10 plus years and never put much thought into cables. Usually I purchased whatever what was the cheapest. I tried these cables after getting some advice about upgrading my cables and WOW! I had no idea that good cables could make such a difference. I have now tried Mnster, Horizon, Pro Co, and a couple of others but CoreX cables stand above the fray. Don't spend money on more expensive cables, get these they are just as good if not better. As far as the stiffness goes, if your stage show is that important you should be using a wireless anyway.

 
4.0

Good Sound & Value, Too Stiff

Amazing difference in highs and harmonics in head to head comparison with my Pro Co Exceline and Horizon HBGS cables at a reasonable cost.But the Core X2 cables are too stiff for stage use. They will not lay flat and after a fwe mos had 1 very close call where someone caught a cable sticking up and nearly pulled an expensive custom instrument off of it's stand. I just could not take any more chances and replaced them.

 
5.0

Can't get any better

By wartooth

from Baghdad, Iraq

I am a deployed soldier in Baghdad, Iraq. I don't go anywhere without a guitar so I ordered an Ibanez jump-start package because it had the basic essentials. But the electricity here is crazy, not to mention the cable it came with is really thin. So I ordered the Core X2 12 ft. Dude, to me its basically like playing through a new amp, it's virtually noiseless and my pick attack shines through, not to mention so do your mistakes when playing. Awesome cable for a reasonable price! Makes my crappy amp sound great! 6/5 stars

 
5.0

This is a Good Cable

I got the CoreX2 instrument cable for my guitar a couple of weeks ago. I haven't heard that much difference in sound quality from that of the cheap cable that came in my Silvertone guitar starter pack. Still, there is no buzzing or anything. The difference from a starter pack cord is that this one is much better quality and much more heavy-duty. I think it?s worth recommending to anyone looking for a made-to-last practice cord.

 
5.0

Good Cable

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Purchased this because I didn't like my Pro Co. Life Lines cable. It was very dull. The instrument cable which came with my Ibanez RG was better. I will be buying another CoreX2. And I like the quad insulation. I don't pickup radio noise any longer. It sounds like I just replaced my strings when compared to my last cable which cost about the same.

 
5.0

Fantastic cable

By Stang Man

from Tampabay FL

I purchased this cable after reading many reviews and this is the ticket. Holds up great, and is extremely well made. My guitar sounds so much clearer, high notes chime out. I highly recommend this cable, that I am buying another. The price is absolutley cheap for this quality cable.

 
4.0

Great cable

By Too

from Tennessee

I bought this cable because it looked the best deal - good shielding and gold tips for low price! I got the 40' because I wanted to travel with my guitar further than 15'! Great cable, no hum, and super tough. Only downside is the cable is very stiff. after a few turns while playing, I get this twisted mess behind me to trip over. Now I'm going wireless to solve that problem, and this cable will be used to from my pedal board to the mixer. Will be buying a couple more for the same reason. It won't get twisted going from the board.

 
5.0

Makes a huge difference

By Totoro

from Massachusetts

For anyone who thinks cable quality is not important, think again. I recently purchased an OLP guitar pack that came with an inexpensive instrument cable. I decided to try it out and the guitar sounded horrible. Lots of noise and static. So I plugged it into my Core X2 and the guitar sounded as good as much more expensive guitars. I was amazed at how much difference a good cable makes to the overall sound. The only drawback is that this cable has a lot of shielding making it a bit stiff. But that is a small trade off for great sound.

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