XLR connector wiring and mic cable gauge

FAQ #2268 Updated October 20, 2008

Question:

What general gauge and wire type do you need to make a short XLR microphone cable extension? If the XLR connector has an additional lug for the connector case, do you jumper that to pin 1 (shield)?

Answer:

What general gauge and wire type do you need to make a short XLR microphone cable extension?

* 22 or 24 gauge.

If the XLR connector has an additional lug for the connector case, do you jumper that to pin 1 (shield)?

* For use with a microphone, yes. For use from electronic gear to electronic gear, no.

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