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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