XLR connector wiring and mic cable gauge

Date Updated: October 20, 2008 FAQ #2268
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.