Neutrik X-HD Series XLR Cable connectors?
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Anybody know where to buy the Neutrik X-HD Series XLR Cable connectors?

NC3FX-HD
NC3MX-HD





I know that the regular X Series XLR connectors are easily available, but I want the X-HD series.

Neutrik doesn't have the X-HD series as available with 4 Pins, like the X Series, but would the insert piece with pins of the X Series be compatible with the X-HD shell?

I guess if the X-HD Series was available with 4 pins, the part numbers would look like:

NC4FX-HD
NC4MX-HD



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Hmmm. Looks like Markertek carries the 3 Pin versions.
http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...3MX%2DHD&off=0

Anyone used this connector before? Are the pins removeable like in the regular X Series? I'm hoping to be able to exhange the pins from an X Series one.

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Nevermind. I bought them. I guess I'll find out for sure.

Worst case, I'll have a pair of balanced XLR cables with really nice connectors.

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Wow. Markertek is FAST! I ordered yesterday and got them today.

These connectors are a little heavier than the standard X Series. The main shell is lathed stainless steel with a polished brushed finish.

The rubber strain relief boot is the same as the standard X series, but the knurled part is now metal with a bead blasted finish. The main shell also has an extra O-ring for better sealing.

As I suspected the inner part is exactly the same as the standard ones. And yes, they are interchangeable. So to make a 4, 5, or 6 pin version, you will have to use one from the standard X series.

The female X-HD connector however is nearly the same as the standard X series, except that it has rubber molded around the middle and covers the release lever, and forms an extra lip for further sealing. it also has an extra O-ring for sealing with the boot.

However, the fit is really tight, and a pain to separate the male X-HD from the female X-HD connector.
But no worries, as the X-HD and X series work with each other interchangeably.

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