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Old 3rd October 2017
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Originally Posted by Bushman View Post
I don't have any particular noise problem to solve. I'm just curious about the science involved.
I wouldn't paint all my mic cables yellow just because someone said it made them quieter. The low cost of yellow paint wouldn't be an important consideration.
And I'm not taking sides against you, I'd just like some explanation of the why and how these little barrels could make a mic cable quieter.
No, it's real science.

The principle behind how it works is actually similar to the principal behind both faraday cages, as well as how transformers can help reject noise.

I would look for white papers from Deane Jensen or Bill Whitlock...they've both addressed this over the years much better than I could!