Canare Star Quad 6mm Braided Shield Microphone Cable (L-4E6S) – 100m
Canare L-4E6S Star Quad has been the industry standard mic cable for sound touring, broadcast studio and on-location techies for over 40 years. Star Quad obtains its name from the 4-conductor style construction that minimizes the “loop area” between twists of the conductors. This “double-balanced” pairing, reduces susceptibility to electromagnetically induced noise. The improvement in noise rejection is so noticeable, that even SCR dimmer noise (stage lighting consoles), is reduced to less than 1/10 the level found in other 2-conductor microphone cables. Canare L-4E6S Star Quad is designed for use with microphones but is also excellent for all line-level signals (e.g. mixer to power amps). The 4-conductor Star Quad arrangement cancels electromagnetically induced noise from SCR dimmer packs, fluorescent lighting ballasts and AC power transformers. Handling noise is prevented by the use of cotton filler material. Excellent frequency response is maintained due to special irradiated polyethene insulation which provides a low capacitance dielectric.
Braided Copper Shield
Canare Star Quad cable with braided shields is super flexible. The braided copper shield of Canare L-4E6S is designed to maintain effective shielding performance, regardless of how many times the cable is unwound, bent, twisted or rewound. It is ideal for use as a handheld microphone cable or extension cable. Although this cable may be a bit more expensive than standard 2-Conductor versions, the longevity of the mic cable is appreciated by touring professionals and on-location sound techs.
- Standard Diameter, 21 AWG
- High density braided copper shield
- Fits All XLR-Type Audio Connectors
- Rejects EMI and RFI Interference
- Cross Linked PE Insulation
- For Use with Handheld Mics & PA Systems
Specification for Star Quad Braided Shield Cable
- Number of Conductors: 4
- AWG: 24
- Nominal O.D.: 0.256
- Twist Pitch: 25mm
- Shield Coverage (braid): 96%
- Nominal Capacitance Between Conductors: 144 pF/m
- Nominal Capacitance Between Conductor & Shield: 187 pF/m
- Conductor DCR (Ohms/100m): 8.6
- Shield DCR (Ohms/100m): 1.6
- Colors Available: 10
- Weight: 12 Lbs. Per 328 Feet
Canare selects cotton, jute and /or exotic polyester fibres for packing. These fillers prevent stretching and twisting of the inner conductors which can cause noise. Additionally, paper, Mylar and/or cloth tape, bind conductors so cables hold their shape.
Canare does not use spiral (serve) shields because they can spread apart with use. Our shields are more difficult to manufacture because we use many thin copper strands in a densely woven braid. The shields are super flexible and offer outstanding noise rejection.
All Canare microphone cables utilise high-conductivity, annealed copper wires, stranded to form flexible conductors and shields
Canare cables utilise special polymer compounds that reduce capacitive “R-C” filter roll-off within the cable and prevent high voltage breakdown. By irradiating the material, the polymer becomes extensively cross-linked, chemically inert, water resistant, and remains flexible at very low temperatures. Irradiated PE is superior to ordinary polyethene because it is heat resistant. Canare insulation will not shrink back, flow or char when soldering, so you save initial and rework time, and achieve more reliable connections
Canare uses specifically formulated PVC compounds that combine to make a tough, strong and durable outer jacket with excellent flexibility. These qualities are retained even at very low temperatures, so Canare cables will not stiffen or crack. Available in 10 attractive colours.