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CoreX2 XLR Microphone Cable
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You can pay more, but you won't find a better mic cable than Core Cable X2 XLR Microphone Cable. Core Cable set as their design goal to make their X2...Click To Read More About This Product
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Realistic sound free of distortion and signal degradation at a real-world price!
You can pay more, but you won't find a better mic cable than Core Cable X2 XLR Microphone Cable. Core Cable set as their design goal to make their X2 XLR Microphone Cable the finest cables money can buy, period! The astounding result is a premium mic cable priced below the competition. Solid conductor design eliminates diode effect distortion that is present in stranded cables. One-piece tips and 99.99% oxygen-free copper conductors assure pristine sound. X2 microphone cables are dual shielded to reject noise. Quad-balanced construction offers low noise induction while the industrial-grade jacket delivers maximum durability. Core Cable X2 mic cable is carbon impregnated for low microphonics.
Solid conductor design for freedom from diode effect distortion present in all stranded cables
20Hz-40kHz ±0.5dB frequency response
One-piece tip contact for strength
24k gold-plated connector pins offer superior corrosion resistance
Audio-grade 99.99% pure oxygen-free copper conductors for pristine sound
Quad-balanced construction for low noise induction
Industrial-grade jacket for maximum durability
Carbon impregnated for low microphonics
Dual shielding for lowest possible noise
Reviewed by 9 customers
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I just bought this XLR cable, and straight out of the package, it has a very distinct high pitched hissing. It seems that it is built durably, however it didn't even work when I opened it. I would definately not recommend this cable.
I ordered two to try them out. The first thing I noticed was how stiff the cables are, partly due to the cheap plastic jacket. They flex about as much as cable tv coax. At first I used them from my POD X3 to my mixer. I take my POD to church, but leave the cables at home. I was afraid I was going to riun the POD because of the tension on the XLR connector. Even twisting them 45 degrees to line them up is too much twist for them. This prompted me to buy other cables for the POD. I then used them from my Simmons stereo drum amp to the mixer, as this is never moved and I wouldn't have to touch them for a while. The friends I jam with in my studio recorded two songs one night. When I went to mix them down tonight, one of the drum channels seemed like it was clipping, but was no where near too loud. I trouble shot the problem down to one of these cables. It was intermittently shorting out with the kick drum. I unscrewed the defective end and was appalled at the soldering, and the insulation was melted off some of the leads. I flexed one of the wires a few times trying to get it off the other contact and it broke. That's when I noticed the wires are solid not braided. If you use these cables do not every move them! No wonder they are so stiff. I'm sure that most of the cables do not short out like the one I had, but I don't appreciate the poor workmanship. I would not recommend these outside the studio.
I got the 5, 10 and 25 foot cables for my rehearsal/rec. studio. I have invested so much cash on the studio board, monitors etc.. when I got to the cables my budget was tight. What I didnt want to do was go with cheap quality cabling because it does make a difference. I had bought one of these Core X2 cable kits last year and it was fantastic so I thought I would try the speaker and Mic cables. When they arrived they are serious cables the connectors are metal not plastic and the connections where really solid. I fired up some audio tests with my "Blue" mics and the response was pin drop clear. I have some that I am using on the board to record drums etc. I am using the phantom power as well and they all worked awesome. the bottom line is that I feel I could have spent more but I didnt have to the Core X2 product is great. The reason I decided to write this review is because I actually called the company to ask about ordering some more loose cable for my effects rig - what really blew me away is I actually got a person on the phone and he actually was a musician and answered my questions. Turns out they are a local company in los angeles and are all musicians and are where very helpful. With so many options out there sometimes it is better to go with the more "boutique" companies as they can help you out when you need it.
I just opened my Core X2's and am happy to report that mine are gold plated as advertised. They are impressively built, very heavy duty. I would agree that for a live singer they would not be good due to the fact they are not flexible( the cables that is, not the singers) Great for studio use though. I hope they hold up well because I plan to order more.
Cable is really thick and is not as flexible. I don't see the 24-karat gold pin as advertised. The vocal quality is comparable to the Mogami Gold mic cable I have, and is just a little sharper than the Mogami Silver mic cables I have. It's probably more suitable for studio use but not live performance due to its being not as flexible. For live performance, I'll continue to use the Mogami Silver due to its thin, light, and flexible wire.
I purchased two fifty foot Core X2 xlr mic cables and they were not as described. Not gold plated as indicated on the description. I advised MF about this and they recommended I write to Core directly, which I did, two times, without a response.Nice cables but they should be as represented. Maybe that is why they lowered the price.
I previously indicated, in an earlier review, that "the cable was not as described." The problem was an isolated incident that the company, once contacted, corrected in a timely manner, with courtesy and professionalism. I apologize for jumping to conclusions about Core Cables. Our previous inability to communicate was probably due to some screwy internet anomoly and not disregard on their part.I find their products to be of great value and a quality product.See their website: WWW.COREONEPRODUCTS.COM for other fine items that you can buy thru musicians friend.
Since they do not call attention to themselves, trying to describe the sound of the core cables is difficult. They simply do a very good job of conveying the music. There are many products on the market today that claim to do this but fail to deliver. Core Cable products perform as advertised. If your goal is to achieve a sonic signature that is balanced from top to bottom with that elusive truth-of-timbre, then the coreX2 line belongs on your short list of must haves.
I have tried many cables over the years. My main beef is when I go to record in my studio I have been duped for years with cheap and expensive cables. Well I needed to replace some of my mic cables and I thought I could give these coreX2 ones a shot. At first when they arrived the packaging was pretty simple so I was a little concerned. But alas I hooked up some of my drum tracking mics and they are beautiful. Lets just say at first there was silence - so quiet I thought I had not even connected the damn things up ... nope just quiet cable - they sound pretty good so I have to report that they put another studio on the cheap in with a good sturdy cable....I would suggest them...Trey