re: mic cables

From: "Howard Herrnstadt"

>I wonder if cables can be tested to show which ones have less resistance. If
>a cable has a lower guage wire (i.e. thicker) it might function more

The resistance won't be much of an issue for typical cable lengths. The 
more important factor is the tribolelectric characteristic of the wire. 
Good quality microphone cable has carbon-like powdery material in between 
the shield and the insulator to reduce the tendency of the cable to act 
like a piezo pickup and create electrical noise when the cable is moved.

You can do a crude comparison of the triboelectric effect in cables by 
shorting one end, plug in the other end, and wiggling the cable.


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