Balanced XLR Recommendations
Dec 26, 2008 at 1:00 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

AllEars

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Hello,

Can anyone post up a few recommendations on a good pair of XLR cables in the sub $500 range? Are there any low priced gems out there that perform above and beyond what their cost would lead you to believe?

Also, what has your experience been with using XLR cables verses a set of good RCA cables in the same league as MIT's Avt1 series? I know if you are using a fully balanced piece of equipment the XLR's "should" make it sound better but what has been your experience on this?

Thanks
 
Dec 26, 2008 at 2:59 PM Post #2 of 6

lekhakul

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Audioquest Columbia, or Colorado are good price/performance cable.
 
Dec 26, 2008 at 3:21 PM Post #3 of 6

krmathis

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Slightly over your budget (just $10), but i am very pleased with the Ridge Street Audio Designs Poiema cable.
Silver cable with natural insulation. Starting at $510 for balanced interconnects (XLR).
AudiogoN ForSale: Poiema R-V3 By Ridge Street Audio:

Highly recommended!
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Another great value for money cable are the Signal Cable Silver resolution.
Another silver cable. With an entry price of $139
Silver Resolution
 
Dec 26, 2008 at 4:57 PM Post #4 of 6

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Thanks for the information. I will give these brands a look
 
Dec 27, 2008 at 3:45 PM Post #6 of 6

tom hankins

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For your price you can get the Audioquest Cheetahs with 36V DBS. However any of the used DBS Audioquest cables are very nice. I prefer there silver cables.
Another very good cable that can be picked up off auction on Audiogon are the Bogdan Goldys. probably win some for less than $250.
 

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