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Weird cable companies- ever tried any of these?

Post by losthighway » Sun May 31, 2020 1:11 pm

I have a weird combination of an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket, and the perennial need for more trs to xlr cables. In their weirdness, Amazon stocks Tisino, Cable Matters, Cable Creation and Seismic Audio. They're all so inexpensive I assume they're not very good.

Anyone know anything about any of these?

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Post by markjazzbassist » Sun May 31, 2020 7:16 pm

i've bought seismic before, they are what you think they are. cheap chinese made cables. but they work and i've not had any issues with them in a year or so of use in my studio. no idea on the others.

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Post by digitaldrummer » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:46 am

I had a Seismic snake. Maybe I still do...? it's Ok for the studio where it stays put. I wouldn't expect one to last too long if gigged. Not much different than the quality of a Hosa or Monoprice snake IMO... you know, molded 1/4" plugs and such. not much room for repairs..

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digitaldrummer wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:46 am
I had a Seismic snake. Maybe I still do...? it's Ok for the studio where it stays put. I wouldn't expect one to last too long if gigged. Not much different than the quality of a Hosa or Monoprice snake IMO... you know, molded 1/4" plugs and such. not much room for repairs..

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Post by vvv » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm

digitaldrummer wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:46 am
I had a Seismic snake. Maybe I still do...?
I would know if I did! :twisted:
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Post by The Scum » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:36 pm

I got a pack of Seismic XLRs ages ago. I think 1 of 6 has failed in about 12 years of casual use. The connectors are Switchcraft-ish, not super accurate clones - looks like they've slightly stepped up their connector game since then.

At work, we recently ordered a mess of Amazionbasics XLRs. They're better than I expected.
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Post by digitaldrummer » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:21 pm

vvv wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm
digitaldrummer wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:46 am
I had a Seismic snake. Maybe I still do...?
I would know if I did! :twisted:
actually I think I sold it and got a better one (with a box and panel-mount XLR instead of just regular XLR)
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Post by vvv » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:21 pm

digitaldrummer wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:21 pm
vvv wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm
digitaldrummer wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:46 am
I had a Seismic snake. Maybe I still do...?
I would know if I did! :twisted:
actually I think I sold it and got a better one (with a box and panel-mount XLR instead of just regular XLR)
Why I gotta have the onliest "dirty" mind, huh?
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Post by digitaldrummer » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:32 pm

vvv wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Why I gotta have the onliest "dirty" mind, huh?
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Post by vvv » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:34 am

:lol:

I decided not to use a "shrinkage" joke.
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