Which XLR For Lavalier Cable?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Len Moskowitz, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced lavalier cable.
    It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can anyone recommend an XLR-F
    plug whose strain relief is designed to work well with such a small OD
    cable?

    --
    Len Moskowitz PDAudio, Binaural Mics, Cables, DPA, M-Audio
    Core Sound http://www.stealthmicrophones.com
    Teaneck, New Jersey USA http://www.core-sound.com
    moskowit@core-sound.com Tel: 201-801-0812, FAX: 201-801-0912
  2. Eric Toline

    Eric Toline Guest

    Which XLR For Lavalier Cable?

    Group: rec.audio.pro Date: Tue, Aug 19, 2003, 12:06pm From:
    moskowit@panix.com (Len=A0Moskowitz)

    We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced lavalier cable.
    It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can anyone recommend an XLR-F
    plug whose strain relief is designed to work well with such a small OD
    cable?<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    I would make it a 2 step unit with the lav cable teminated in a TA3F
    connector & then a short jumper of TA3M to standard XLR-M.

    Eric
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  3. Len Moskowitz wrote:

    > We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced lavalier cable.
    > It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can anyone recommend an XLR-F
    > plug whose strain relief is designed to work well with such a small OD
    > cable?


    I'd probably use a Neutrik NC3FX-B and put some good-quality flexible
    heatshrink (not cheap) on the end of the cable.
  4. In article <bhthv2$8f9$1@panix2.panix.com>, moskowit@panix.com (Len Moskowitz)
    wrote:

    > Can anyone recommend an XLR-F plug whose strain relief is designed to work
    > well with such a small OD cable?


    The Neutrik is fine if you use a shim such as an appropriate Hellermann sleeve
    over the smaller cable first. FWIW, AudioTechnica uses a
    kinda-hokey-but-it-works male XLR on their Pro8 HEx that threads the cable
    through an "S" curve clamp/strain relief. I doubt the off-shore connector is
    available separately, but you could try AT parts.

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  5. Kurt Albershardt <kurt@nv.net> wrote:

    >> We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced lavalier cable.
    >> It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can anyone recommend an XLR-F
    >> plug whose strain relief is designed to work well with such a small OD
    >> cable?

    >
    >I'd probably use a Neutrik NC3FX-B and put some good-quality flexible
    >heatshrink (not cheap) on the end of the cable.


    This worked well -- thanks!

    We also found that Switchcraft's new AAA3F has a
    special-order small strain relief (AAA3FS) that will work fine without
    the extra heat shrink tubing.

    --
    Len Moskowitz PDAudio, Binaural Mics, Cables, DPA, M-Audio
    Core Sound http://www.stealthmicrophones.com
    Teaneck, New Jersey USA http://www.core-sound.com
    moskowit@core-sound.com Tel: 201-801-0812, FAX: 201-801-0912
  6. ItsTooLoud

    ItsTooLoud Guest

    >
    >We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced lavalier cable.
    >It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can anyone recommend an XLR-F
    >plug whose strain relief is designed to work well with such a small OD
    >cable?
    >
    >--
    >Len Moskowitz


    I have a Beyer-Dynamic TGX-5 with small-diameter cable that is terminated in a
    Neutrik with a small-jawed strain relief. I have no idea what the part number
    is though...

    Paul Andre
  7. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Len Moskowitz <moskowit@panix.com> wrote:
    >
    >We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced lavalier cable.
    >It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can anyone recommend an XLR-F
    >plug whose strain relief is designed to work well with such a small OD
    >cable?


    Not really. What I have done is to take a metal rivet and cement it to
    the cable so that the cable cannot be pulled out of the conndctor.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  8. > Kurt Albershardt <kurt@nv.net> wrote:
    > >> We're making up some cables using Mogami 3031 balanced
    > >> lavalier cable. It has a 2.8mm (.110") outside diameter. Can
    > >> anyone recommend an XLR-F plug whose strain relief is designed
    > >> to work well with such a small OD cable?

    > >
    > >I'd probably use a Neutrik NC3FX-B and put some good-quality
    > > flexible heatshrink (not cheap) on the end of the cable.



    "Len Moskowitz" wrote ...
    > This worked well -- thanks!
    >
    > We also found that Switchcraft's new AAA3F has a
    > special-order small strain relief (AAA3FS) that will work fine without
    > the extra heat shrink tubing.


    But building up the cable with 2-3 stepped layers of heat-shrink gives
    some very needed strain/bend relief for that thin cable regardless of
    the size of the connector orifice.

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