DI XLR Cable length

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lo-freq, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I want to get an XLR cable for my pre's DI output, What length do you recommend?

    I don't yet know how far the run will be to the mixer board.
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Get 20-25 footers, at least two. One will be enough for most cases, the second can be a backup and might save your butt one night if one cord aint quite long enough. No sense buying anything shorter than 20 feet, especially since cables are so cheap.
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike TTRPG enthusiast, Happy, Joyous, & Free. Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    right on, get 2 20-ish footers so you can always plug em together if ya need to - 50 footers are a drag to roll up and carry around
    low impedence signal's really don't suffer from long lenths of cable
    and what, no snake? what kinda soundman do you have?
    j/k - i have the luxury of using a snake now after years of running cables all over the freakin place
  4. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I'm still trying to figure that out.



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