Cables

The reason for the markdown: The cable is in perfect condition, not used. Factory packaging was opened for demonstration purposes. Passive speaker cable..
The reason for the markdown: opened the package. Professional 2-lines audio cable realized with RCA connectors hot resin injected and shielded cable. Length:..
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Features Microphone cable with 99% pure OFC conductor and 2x0,25 mm² nominal section Braid shielding External PVC covering with the addition of v..
Special cables characterized with elevated flexibility, designed exclusively for speakers. Package: reels 100 mtrs. Color - black. Price by 1 m Specs ..
Special cables characterized with elevated flexibility, designed exclusively for speakers. Cross section: 2х4 mm. Package: reels 100 mts. Color - black. Made in..
Maximum Acoustics SPC.225 is a professional speaker cable. The cable sheath is made of high quality material that provides flexibility and resistance to breakag..
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Special low-noise cable for microphone connections, characterized by high sound performance at any frequency and very low signal distortion. Diameter: 5 mm..
Maximum Acoustics SPC.150 is a professional speaker cable. The cable sheath is made of high quality material that provides flexibility and resistance to breakag..
Maximum Acoustics INC.6OFC is a professional instrumental mono-cable featuring high quality audio at any frequency and very low audio distortion. The cable..
Special cables characterized with elevated flexibility, designed exclusively for speakers. Package - reels 100 mtrs. Color - black. Price by 1 m Specs  ..
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2 channel mono flat cable with 98% pure OFC conductor and 2 x 0.14 mm² nominal section Spiral shielding External PVC covering with the addition of v..
2 channel stereo flat cable with 98% pure OFC conductor and 2 x 2 x 0.25 mm² nominal section Spiral shielding External PVC covering with the additio..
4 channel mono flat cable with 98% pure OFC conductor and 4 x 0.25 mm² nominal section Spiral shielding External PVC covering with the add..
Special cables characterized with elevated flexibility, designed exclusively for speakers. Package - reels 50 mtrs. Color - black. Price by 1 m Specs  ..
Special low-noise cable to connect instruments, characterized by a high sound performance at any frequency and very low signal distortion. Diameter: 6.3 mm. Ava..
Maximum Acoustics JS65 - 6,3 mm (1/4") stereo connector with silver plated contacts, metal housing and rubber cable holder. Color - metallic (body) / black..
Maximum Acoustics JM65 - 6,3 mm (1/4") mono connector with silver plated contacts, metal housing and rubber cable holder. Color - metallic (body) / black (..
Special low-noise cable to connect instruments, characterized by a high sound performance at any frequency and very low signal distortion. Diameter: 6.3 mm. Ava..
Maximum Acoustics SCORPIO.BL - 6,3 mm (1/4") mono connector with gold tip and silver-plated contacts, professional rubber housing, cable diameter 7 mm..
Maximum Acoustics XLR3FV.BL is a 3-pin XLR female with a black metal housing and a black rubber housing. The XLR3 Series "Black line" of Surround Shie..
Maximum Acoustics XLR3MV.BL is a 3-pin XLR male with a black metal housing and a black rubber housing. The XLR3 Series "Black line" of Surround Shield..
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Specs Microphone cable with 98% pure OFC conductor and 2x0.25 mm² nominal section Braid shielding External PVC covering with the addition of vulc..
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Professional microphonic, symmetric stereocable. Bespeco is a world leader on the production of cable goods. Low-noise cable, high quality of passing of acousti..
Maximum Acoustics XLR3FV is a 3-pin XLR female with a silver metal housing and a black rubber housing. The XLR3 Series of Surround Shield Cable Connectors provi..
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Cables

Cables

Despite the fact that all cables look similar to each other, there is still a difference between them and a very big one. Cable influence on the sound depends on many factors: cable length, material and purity of conductors, conductor cross-section, dielectric material, shielding, connector material, cable connection direction, production technology and design.

Less cable length – the better the sound. The resistance of the cable has a great influence on the sound, especially in the bass parts. The most vulnerable cable in which resistance has the greatest effect on sound is the speaker cable. The resistance shows how much the cable prevents the passage of electrical current through it, in our case the audio signal. Sometimes it is impossible to put the equipment as close to each other as possible, especially acoustics, then we have to look for a compromise, which cables to make longer. There are only two options: long acoustic and short interconnects or vice versa – short acoustic and long interconnects. 

The material of the cable conductors is also important for the sound. Some manufacturers use alloys of silver, gold, palladium and platinum in various combinations to improve signal transmission. Silver is actually the most conductive material, it is certainly more expensive than copper, but this fact does not stop some manufacturers, since for them the quality is above the price. Some manufacturers make copper conductors and then coat them with a layer of the finest silver, thereby preventing the copper conductors from oxidizing and impairing conductivity. One of the most important advantages of silver is that silver oxide (the plaque that occurs on silver upon contact with air) has the same signal conductivity as silver itself. Cable connectors are often coated with silver, thereby removing potential barriers to the signal in the joints of cables with connectors on terminal equipment and loudspeakers.

The primary purpose of a cable is to transmit an electrical signal from one component to another without significantly degrading the signal or creating noise. The varieties are seemingly endless, and the technical characteristics and features can be confusing.

Basic cable types

In terms of function, there are four basic types of cables:

  • Instrumental cables
  • Patch cables
  • Microphone cables
  • Acoustic cables

An instrument cable connects a guitar, piano, or other electronic instrument to an amplifier or preamp designed to connect the instrument directly. Instrument cables are designed to carry low-voltage instrument signals and most often have 1/4" connectors. The term "patch cable" generally describes any cable that connects various components together. They are often short in length and can be used to connect equipment or to connect effect pedals to each other in a signal chain. Depending on their purpose, they may have balanced or unbalanced conductors and a variety of connectors, including XLR, 1/4", TRS, or RCA. Microphone cables are shielded and balanced and usually have an XLR male connector on one end and an XLR female connector on the other. In addition to connecting a microphone to a sound system, microphone cables are often used as long balanced patch cables – for example, to connect a mixing console to powerful speakers. They can also be used to connect D.I.'s between the instrument and the mixing console, as well as for light effects with DMX control capability. An acoustic cable is an unbalanced cable, and usually has a much thicker conductor than a patch, instrument or microphone cable. Acoustic cables require thicker wires because they carry much higher voltage signals. They can have 1/4" connectors, banana clips (also called MDP connectors), jumper pads (commonly found on consumer stereo amplifiers), or Speakon connectors.

Balanced and unbalanced cables

Unbalanced cables have a greater chance of picking up radio noise and interference. If you open up an unbalanced cable, you can see two wires: a conductor and a ground wire. Balanced cables, on the other hand, are designed to suppress this interference and electrical hum. They do this with an extra wire inside – two conductor wires and a ground wire. With the second wire, both wires cancel out the interference. Knowing the difference between balanced and unbalanced cables is critical to choosing the right cables for each situation. This will avoid unpleasant signal loss or rough noise interference in your recordings or live performances. The wrong cable can even damage your devices.

Analog and digital audio cables

What's the difference between analog and digital audio cables? They both transmit audio information, the only difference is that analog cables transmit electrical audio signals and digital cables transmit digital information in binary code (zeros and ones, the language that computers speak). Analog cables include XLR, TRS, TS, RCA, and Speakon. Digital cables include: MIDI, USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and HDMI cables.

Buy cables in Musician.UA

Not sure which cable to choose? Our sales consultants will help you choose the right product for you. Online consultation is also possible. You can buy cables in our stores. It is also possible to place an order on our website musician.ua. Delivery is carried out all over Ukraine. Thanks to the wide assortment, everyone will be able to choose a product that suits the characteristics and cost. We take care of the quality of service and do everything possible to make sure that you are satisfied with your purchase.