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Building cables - buying wire in bulk. Prices? Suppliers?
Old 10th September 2011
  #1
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Building cables - buying wire in bulk. Prices? Suppliers?

I'm building mic cables for a studio soon, want to buy wire in bulk. Help me with selection, prices, and suppliers.

Brands: Mogami, Gepco, or Canare. Neutrik or Switchcraft connectors.

Suppliers: MarkerTek, Full Compass and Redco. I still have to go to Pacific Radio to see what their prices are, could be cheaper to buy local.
If you find better prices on other sites, let me know!

I've had great experiences with Mogami, but it's pricey. All the cables at the studio I work for are Gepco and they sound great. I've noticed Canare is much cheaper and I've heard people say it's just fine, but not sure about it.

I put up links for Neutrik and Switchcraft connectors.
I could use some advice on this, there are a few different types of 3 pin XLR connectors.

Here's some links:

Mogami W2549
Markertek - $0.77/ft ($252.95 for 328 ft)
Full Compass - $0.73/ft ($239.11 for 328 ft)
Redco - $0.72/ft (over 300ft)

Gepco M1042
Markertek - $0.68/ft (1,000 ft
Full Compass - $0.54/ft (over 250)
Redco - $0.55/ft

Canare L-2T2S
Markertek - $0.38/ft ($123.69 for 328 ft)
Full Compass - $0.66/ft ($216.45 for 328 ft)
Redco - $0.48/ft

Neutrik NC3MX Male XLR
Markertek - $2.19
Full Compass - $2.02 (over 50)
Redco - $2.15 (50-99)

Neutrik NC3FX Female XLR
Markertek - $2.39
Full Compass - $2.33 (over 50)
Redco - $2.44 (50-99)

SwitchCraft AAA3FZ Female XLR
Full Compass - $1.53 (10 or more)
Markertek - $1.75 (25-99)
Redco - $2.60

SwitchCraft AAA3MZ Male XLR
Full Compass - $1.68 (10 or more)
Markertek - $1.68 (25-99)
Redco $2.45
Old 10th September 2011
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You might get more responses in the appropriate forum, maybe "So Much Gear..."? This is the acoustics forum

Old 10th September 2011
  #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Torea View Post
You might get more responses in the appropriate forum, maybe "So Much Gear..."? This is the acoustics forum

Cool, thanks. Wasn't sure, thought maybe guys who build studios might build their own cables too.
Old 10th September 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AASteveo View Post
Cool, thanks. Wasn't sure, thought maybe guys who build studios might build their own cables too.

Happens a lot, you might get some responses here, but you might get more in "So Much Gear" or even the "Geekslutz" forums


Since it's already here, I found some speaker cable on Amazon. 100ft of 2-conductor for 20-30 bucks I think? They raised the price shortly after, so I think I stumbled upon a sale, but it's worth taking a look. It turned out to be name brand stuff (I got different gauges, forget which was which) but it was spooled by a generic manufacturer or something like that. Sounds good enough to me heh
I also got my Neutrik 1/4" at the same time for fairly reasonable costs.
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