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Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable 50 ft.

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Hand-soldered connectors. 2-conductor, 24-gauge, low-impedance black cable with copper spiral shield. Available in a range of lengths.

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Hand soldered
Two-conductor, 24-gauge cable
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Rapco HorizonStandard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable
 
4.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What you would expect

Overall a good value for the money.
Just a Plain Jane mic cable. Good for backline hookups, DI boxes, I wouldn't use them on wired mics. Just my opinion. I'd...Read complete review

Overall a good value for the money.
Just a Plain Jane mic cable. Good for backline hookups, DI boxes, I wouldn't use them on wired mics. Just my opinion. I'd get a heavier cable for that.
First thing I checked was continuity. All five cables checked well. I'm using these to connect the in-ear monitrs to the stage box, so I got 5 of them to wrap to make a mini-snake from the in-ear rack case. So I start wrapping these together and find I have 4 Six foot and 1 eight +/- foot cable. No problem for me really, but just indicative of the quality control (BTW: they DON'T make an 8 foot cable)
Two XLR plugs and six feet of wire for the price. Almost as cheap as I could build them and no time spent. Again, I'd use these for any static situation such as connecting devices, DI's and even light controllors. I just wouldn't put them in heavy use.

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Most Bang for the Buck

American-made Horizon mic cables are fine cables for normal sound system work. You can buy cheaper Chinese cables that you will throw out in about a month unless they are plugged in and forgotten,...Read complete review

American-made Horizon mic cables are fine cables for normal sound system work. You can buy cheaper Chinese cables that you will throw out in about a month unless they are plugged in and forgotten, or you can spend more for boutique cabling, but you won't likely get more bang for the buck. Like all cables, they develop flaws with use and need to be repaired. It happens; Buy a soldering iron and quit whining. (Incidentally, one of the three conductors in the connector is not supposed to have insulation. It's called the shield.)

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(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For The Band on a Budget

By Muscian Locator

from TX

Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

I bought two of the 20 foot cables and one 50 foot cables and I couldn't be happier. Good, solid connectors and well solderd ends. As a man with a family, I try and get the best deal I can and theses cables fit my criteria perfectly. A cable that can do the job I ask and be able to withstand a little abuse. Although there is a slight buzz, it isn't enough to notice or cause for concern. Rapco has amazing cables and I do plan to buy more in the future. And with and added lifetime warrenty, how can someone go wrong. Simply put; Good, affordable cable that will do whatever you need it to.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gotta luv em

By geetarman

from Arizona

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Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

I own a number of these cables for both studio and road work. I've had great success without ANY failure yet in over a year! I like the 50 footers so all my cables are the same & max length. I'm buying more as I expand my remote unit.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Most Bang for the Buck

By Utility Player

from Kansas City, MO

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Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

American-made Horizon mic cables are fine cables for normal sound system work. You can buy cheaper Chinese cables that you will throw out in about a month unless they are plugged in and forgotten, or you can spend more for boutique cabling, but you won't likely get more bang for the buck. Like all cables, they develop flaws with use and need to be repaired. It happens; Buy a soldering iron and quit whining. (Incidentally, one of the three conductors in the connector is not supposed to have insulation. It's called the shield.)

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By Barry Bynum

from TEXAS!

Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

the actual cable is nice, plugs are fair
Rapco needs to improve the size and fit of the XLR-F at the Mic end. These are OK for various runs but about half the time they are quite loose in the connection to the mic, depending on the brand of the mic.... they are most loose on Shure mics which would affect a lot of users. The actual chassis of the plug probably needs to be a tiny bit larger for a snug fit.
Good value iff you dont expect it to be stellar

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Consider this...

By RockinSince1990

from Leslie, MI

Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

Initially, these cables from Horizon look like a great deal. But you get what you pay for. The other day the church where I was recently hired was about to throw out 5 "dead" mic cables, and I said I'd take em home to resolder the ends and hopefully make em work again. When I got home I realized that they were ALL these Horizon Cables. Upon fixing the ends, I discovered three vital flaws: The hand soldering is COLD soldering, not recommended for audio applications. It is less durable and harder on the wire making the connections. Second, the black pieces to the connecters (to keep the wire from bending/breaking the solder points) are not big/long enough to protect against harm. I found it incredibly easy to twist the cable so that it literally broke the solder points inside the connectors. Third, the wiring for this cable is seriously interesting. Points 2 and 3 are seperate wires, however point 1 is simply exposed copper, loosely wrapped around the two other wires throughout the entire cable. I suppose it works, but it's not as durable as I or any gigging band would like.Long story short, if you plan on using these for a lead mic, don't trust em to hold up for much. These 5 broke after simply being plugged into a microphone on a mic stand every Sunday. The cable itself appears to be decent, so if you just used this in a studio where it won't be moved around much it should hold its own reasonably well. For a touring band or an application where you need to regularly take down and set up however, find a better cable. It's worth it.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

decent

By techman-g.RpS

from Charlotte NC

Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

I have used several in my band, and with care they hold up very well. There is no such thing as COLD soldering lol. A cold solder joint is a term for a bad solder connection. The bare wire is shielding which is wrapped around the other wires to "shield" them.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not sure whY I'd buy another brand

By Joe-.Bzua

from Redding, CA

Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

I was shopping for a 20' cable for rehearsal, my 50' is just to cumbersome.Just looking for an inexpensive, shorter cable. The Horizon is reasonably priced and there are many in that price range. But after reading bad reviews about many other cheaper brands. I realized, I have had my 50' cable for like 15-18 years. Used it for gigs, rehearsal, singing and spoken word. It's been plugged in and unplugged countless times, coiled up, stepped on and it still works as great as the day I bought it.Never had one problem. Then it occurred to me that my 50' cable that has lasted and held up like a beast is a Horizon. So why would I buy anything else.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What you would expect

By Fastelder

from Baltimore

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Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

Overall a good value for the money.
Just a Plain Jane mic cable. Good for backline hookups, DI boxes, I wouldn't use them on wired mics. Just my opinion. I'd get a heavier cable for that.
First thing I checked was continuity. All five cables checked well. I'm using these to connect the in-ear monitrs to the stage box, so I got 5 of them to wrap to make a mini-snake from the in-ear rack case. So I start wrapping these together and find I have 4 Six foot and 1 eight +/- foot cable. No problem for me really, but just indicative of the quality control (BTW: they DON'T make an 8 foot cable)
Two XLR plugs and six feet of wire for the price. Almost as cheap as I could build them and no time spent. Again, I'd use these for any static situation such as connecting devices, DI's and even light controllors. I just wouldn't put them in heavy use.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the money

By Sarge

from Johns Creek, GA

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Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

Fine for working musicians or casual players, singers.
These work fine for everyday use and gigging. Not sure that a normal ear could distinguish between this cable and a much more expensively priced one. They are not as strongly built as the more expensive versions but if you band members are like mine and step and pull and twist them, replacing every few years is fine.
Purchased these in bulk previously and out of 10, 8 still work fine.
Great for gigging bands as they are cheap to replace, I use a better grade for cables in studio that I leave connected.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You can't beat the warranty

By Bigfoot309

from Southeast Texas

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Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

I use over 40 Horizon cables in a normal setup. Occasionally, one will go bad and we toss them in a box and send them in once a year or so. They very promptly return fixed or new cables to us.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not Good, Not Good...

By John

from Birmingham, AL

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Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

I bought 4 of these to use with cardioid choir mics in a church. They all sizzle and pop, especially when you jiggle them at the base of the mic connector. Spend a little more and get some quality!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasant surprise!

By GoldenRock

from Glenwood, MN

Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

It was a pleasant surpeise to see "Made in U.S.A." on this cable...an increasingly rare sight. Happy so far!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great XLR Cable

By Steve B.

from Crossville, Tennessee

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Studio

    Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

    This cable has a good build. There are 2 screws on the connecting piece to hold it together as opposed to the cheaper standard of 1 screw. the cable is fluid and doesn't feel like a rope. The mic clips in without cutting in and out. It's a great buy.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great cables

    By "Thumper"

    from Des Moines Iowa

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

      Had trouble with a mic. cable ??? couple years old send it back ...Had new cable within a week no questions asked !!!their lifetime warranty is true !! Great cable for the money !!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Product, Good Price

      By Joel

      from Dallas, TX

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

        I just needed extra xlr cabling and to be honest, didn't want to pay Guitar Center prices. I ordered this cable, got it in the mail 2 days later and used it on stage the next day. It is of very good quality and works great. Save money and get what you need with this cable.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works good

        By Fishman

        from Gladstone, Mi

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

          Great cord I use it with my shure sm58

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          How can ANYBODY rate these poorly?

          By Haze Drummer

          from San Antonio, TX

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          Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

          These are great cables. We've been using them for about 4 months now and haven't had any problems yet. Treat them with care and try not to step on them and they will save you a lot of money over Monster Cables. Plus, if they ever do break, you have a lifetime warranty!

           
          5.0

          Decent cords

          By ML

          from Philadelphia, Pa.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • No buzz!

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

            Nice quality.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Normal delivery.

             
            5.0

            Good Cable, Will Buy More

            By Paragon 17th

            from Borrego Springs, California

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            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

              I use this cable in my recording rig, and it holds up well. I have no complaints about it.

               
              5.0

              It is a good heavy cord with heavy connectors

              By AL

              from Earth

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Rapco Horizon Standard Lo-Z Microphone XLR Cable:

                I use it in home studio to connect mic, the cord ends are good and heavy and lock in nice and tight.

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