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Good to Better to Best XLR Connectors

post #1 of 55
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I'm looking to Go Balanced on all my Cans.

I'm looking for a rating of XLRs from Neutrik XX at the bottom on up to best with Neutrik XX rated as Good. Not interested in Solely Cosmetics, looking for Quality first.

How wold you guys tier them?

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post #2 of 55
Neutrik XX is my favorite XLR.
post #3 of 55
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Originally Posted by FallenAngel View Post
Neutrik XX is my favorite XLR.
But it's only rated GOOD.

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post #4 of 55
In my opinion, Amphenol are heavy duty and very well made.
post #5 of 55
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Originally Posted by dbfreak View Post
In my opinion, Amphenol are heavy duty and very well made.
Better or equal to neutrik?

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post #6 of 55
In my opinion, better.

Check it out: http://www.amphenolaudio.com/
post #7 of 55
In my opinion and everyone deserves his own oipinion the XX-HE from Neutrik are the very best, I didn't try the Amphenol ones, but I tried XX, silver and gold and have currently the Furutech Rhodium jacks on my B22, and I find them awful. They're great looking, but the tolerances during making these seem to be , mmh, how can I put this delicatly, not sooo small.
Neutrik XX-HE rocks!
And as jacks Neutrik NC3FD-LX-HE
post #8 of 55
You can't really go wrong with the Neutrik ones I think. They are probably the most used in the entire industry.
post #9 of 55
Yeah baby, Neutrik XX all the way!

Side note : ever noticed how the higher-end you get the less people care about such nuances as connectors? Trend?
post #10 of 55
^ Yeah, well there is a difference between pro-audio and audiphile-audio..
post #11 of 55
I like the Furutech 601M plugs a lot.

bit pricy though.
post #12 of 55
x2 on the Furutech 601m(r), but looking very seriously at the Xhadow for the hd800 reterminations.

Xhadow XLR Plugs

That said, Neutrik has always served very well in past days, so, there are no bad choices here - just good, bling, and blingtard.
post #13 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ynis Avalach View Post
In my opinion and everyone deserves his own oipinion the XX-HE from Neutrik are the very best, I didn't try the Amphenol ones, but I tried XX, silver and gold and have currently the Furutech Rhodium jacks on my B22, and I find them awful. They're great looking, but the tolerances during making these seem to be , mmh, how can I put this delicatly, not sooo small.
Neutrik XX-HE rocks!
And as jacks Neutrik NC3FD-LX-HE
Thanx for that info! I thought all the XX's were the same.

Very Useful info

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post #14 of 55
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Originally Posted by John E Woven View Post
I like the Furutech 601M plugs a lot.

bit pricy though.
These and the Neutrik are in my pool of consideration. The Neutrik look like well built and designed stuff. The question I have about the Furutechs is I didn't see much info on what's in the Jack/Plug on the website. The Neutrik have a nice cutaway of what you are getting. Kinda like they are proud of their engineering!

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post #15 of 55
I have some XX xlr connectors, male and female. I got some high end neutrik 1/4" connectors too. The quality was way above what I was expecting. I'd use them for any application for sure.

Though I have not used any other brands.
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