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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:14 am 
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Is it fine joining sets together to get more length or am I better off just buying a longer set. I would prefer just to extend the existing ones.


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I'm doing that right now... It's probably not ideal, but it certainly works.
Eventually, I plan to order a longer set but can't afford it at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am 
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You can safely extend XLRs but like any other signal transmission, the less connections the better.


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Michael F wrote:
You can safely extend XLRs but like any other signal transmission, the less connections the better.


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Actually, I have joined XLR's many times, always with great success. The key might be that I am always using the same brand and that they are really good cables to begin with (Cardas), but it works like a charm. The result has always been that the combination always sounds much better than the less costly cable and seems to be as good as the better cable alone. It has always been a situation where the better cable is longer than the lesser cable and where a half meter cable is all that is needed to get the job done. And I have always put the better cable at the beginning of the run. Of course, there can be very many variations of cable length, but, common sense says the closer the characteristics of the cables are matched and the longer the better cable is compared to the lesser quality cable, the better will be the final result.

So, before you spend any extra cash, do some experimenting with what you already have. You will gain added knowledge about your system and gain some insight into cable interactions. At the end of the day, if you can't achieve an acceptable result with the cables you already have, you should ask your dealer if you can borrow the "extra" length you need that matches the quality of your better cable. And, I would also recommend going up in quality with the "extra" length, especially if it doesn't have to be particularly long, and you may just get a fantastic upgrade for minimal cost. I am about to do some cable upgrades and my first trial will be to place a shorter cable at the beginning of the main signal cable coming out of the pre-amp and going to the amp. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Cheers!


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