XLR or 1/4" or RCA?

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  1. muzzadj

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    Am picking up these in a couple of days..

    http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR272145

    and am wondering does it really matter what cable i use as i could use any of the 3? I mean do they have a difference in price/sound quality or anything that would matter?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    From what I understand XLR will be the best quality, the leads shouldn't be much more expensive. What are they being plugged into at the other end?
     
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    You definitely won't notice any difference between phono/1/4" jack input...they're almost always the same gauge of cable. If you find XLR cables for the same price go for those...they're a bit more robust and usually a higher gauge of cable (= better signal to noise ratio).
     
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    cheers mate, price isnt really a huge issue unless it is ridiculously more!!
     
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    XLR all the way if your playing loud. Bedroom volumes dont matter for shizzle. :)

    Also get the Rokit 6s, worth the extra dollar imo but thats a different matter...

    Oh and why you getting a Vestax VMC 185XL to replace your Numark? Just curious cos i can't see the benefit unless you get a Xone 32?
     
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    Ok didnt realise the Xone 32 was still £500!! My bad...
     
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    This is really pushing my budget with the speakers already mate! Thought it was the best option from what i can see!

    Well my numark is dying and needs to be replaced, heard good things about vestax! and yeah, 500quid is a little out of budget haha!! any better options for 200quid? needs 3 channels.
     
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    Fairplay then man, its all about the cash these days :(

    On the mixer side of things i'd deffo get the Vestax if your budget is 200 notes, they are sturdy as fuck and will last you a frigging life time. Seems you have tings all sqaured up anyways.

    Btw did you make it Brighton the other week for that Charity event i played at?
     
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    yeah lets hope so! just gotta wait til payday and hope it all adds up! haha!

    na afraid not mate i couldnt get hold of any id!!! hit up a few mates with it though said it was a good night!!!!!!!
     
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    Just had a look and xlr's would be ideal for the vestax but there isn't an xlr output on the numark. The jacks would work with both though.
     
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    yeah i know but could get a 1/4" to XLR cable, just gunna get the XLR cos will have the vestax either this week or next month so not too bad!!
     
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    This ^ :thumbsup:
     
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    XLR to XLR would be best but like someone earlier said for bedroom mixing the chances of you noticing the difference between jacks and xlr are pretty slim!
     
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    oh right cool yeah it will be bedroom, medium/high volume.. is there a difference in durabilty between them? like the xlr seems pretty bulky and as if its built to last rather than a shitty thin piece of rca cable haha!