When building interconnects a common construction technique is to attach both the shield and neutral leg on one side while leaving the shield unconnected at the other end. From what I understand, you are supposed to do this on the "source" side of the cable but I have always been a little unsure as to what constitutes the source side. If you have an interconnect going from a preamp to amp, would the source side be the preamp?
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OK, so I think you are referencing the small rectangular metal tab (pin 4?) extending from the inside of the connector, right? If that's correct, then I should connect both ends of the shield to this small metal tab on each end of the cable, right?
I'm building my first set of balanced XLR interconnects and I want to know if I should attached the shield to both ends of the cable? I saw the cable building schematics on the Rane website where both ends of the shield are connected but I remember reading that some people advocate attaching the shield at the source end only. I'm a bit unsure as to which approach to take. I don't want to experiment and try it both ways - I just want to build the cable and be done...