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RE: Help me pick XLR from Pre to Amp




Image: Kimber PBJ Balanced XLR Cables

Since you wish to keep your PBJ rca interconnect cables intact, there are six bulk-length Kimber 3-wire braid cable models for DIY projects available from PartsConneXion to choose from (see link below):

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These are generalizations, but the sonic signatures of the three types of conductors for line-level applications tend to be (YMMV):

Bare stranded copper conductors tend to sound very full-bodied with less emphasis on the frequency extremes vs. the midrange which tends to sound more diffuse vs. solid core conductors.

Bare solid core copper conductors tend to sound more natural vs. silver plated solid core copper conductors for line-level applications, in my experience. Tara Labs RSC design features rectangular bare solid core copper conductors intended to decrease skin effect vs. round solid core conductors.

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Have you looked into any other balanced XLR cables, or are those three cables the only ones you have decided to choose from?


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