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Re: cable for long xlr microphone cables

Subject: Re: cable for long xlr microphone cables
From: "Jez" tempjez
Date: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:53 am ((PDT))
I think there is some confusion too about the aluminium flat, paper-like ad=
ditional shield, which is indeed often there in cables for installation.

spiral braided (copper) shield is the way just about ever high spec cable i=
s built. It just means the copper shield holds together more than when its =
wrapped around the cores in a different figuration.

--- In  Dan Dugan <> wrote:
> > The Canare star quad use braided copper shielding.
> >
> >
> > So does that Belden.
> >
> >
> > The tinned copper might look like aluminum.
> I have never heard of aluminum braided or spiral-wrapped cable shielding =
and I think the reports of it above may be based on misunderstanding of cab=
le specifications. It would not be solderable, nor would it make a reliable=
 crimp connection as aluminum oxide is a good insulator. Cables for install=
ation are made with aluminum foil shielding which gives 100% coverage. They=
 have a tinned copper drain wire for connections, as aluminum can't be sold=
ered. Those cables are not intended for flexing; the foil shields will brea=
k up.
> -Dan

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