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What is the best mic cable for nature recordings

Subject: What is the best mic cable for nature recordings
From: "Michael Oates" msohooates
Date: Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:03 am ((PDT))

What is the best mic cable for nature recordings, ideal qualities being:

- flexible even in low temperatures
- lightweight (got to carry it!)
- hard wearing, (rocks and trees can take their toll)
- capable of stereo transmission (prefrable to two seperate cables)
- good RF rejection ? I don't know how important it is to use starquad
  when used outside. Any starquad is going be less flexable and greater
  weight, so is this needed?

Canare starquad L-4E6S was mentioned in recent posts, but the spec doesn't
seem anything special. And to be honest using it for stereo seems rather
dodgy as each channel is not twisted together.

So what do you recommend?

I am in the UK, so perhaps if someone could recommend cable from a supplier
such as Canford? it would be appreciated.



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