41400130 XLR Lead with 3 Conductor balanced audio cable

featuring double Reussenshield and 115 dB RF noise cancellation wiring 5.0 mm Ø.

Also known as the legendary Gotham XLR cables, also known as "Neumann XLR Cable".


Wire: GAC-3 10701  3 conductor double shielded balanced wire with hairthin stranding (96x0.05 mm)
Choice of color black or dark gray, and black  or brown with 5.8mm diameter)

Why three conductors for an audio signal? Here are some answers:
Grounding/shielding: With the third conductor put to ground, together with the two shields, we have increased RF-rejection to 115dB (20dB better than standard) at 25 kHz.
Round Construction: 3-conductor constructions are round constructions, and since the cable has the freedom to move in all directions, especially on the strain relief of a connector, the cable will survive more movement cycles.
Phantom Power: The 3rd conductor can be wired as a drain wire for a reliable connection of phantom power to the microphone without affecting the shield.
Each of the three conductors consists of 96 (!!) strands of 0.05mm copper wires being the finest stranding for audio cables available which gives you improved flexibility, better signal transport and longer lifetime (moving cycles). (Heavy duty version with 5.8mm Ø also available)

Connector:  Switchcraft - Consistently Excellent Since 1946  Switchcraft QGP322/323 (Vintage Pro-Serie with Goldcomntacts)

Best connector in our portfolio!  Other connectors on request.
Switchcraft - Consistently Excellent Since 1946



Retail Prices / Ordering Information: (July 2016)

Order Nr. Cable type   Connector Length Price each +/- 1m




3.0m 83.00 72.15 3.00 2.60
41410130 GAC-3 (5.8mm) 10801/10802 5.8mm QGP322/323 3.0m 86.00 74.15 3.00 2.60

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How to wire 3-Conductor cables to XLR connectors:

3 Conductor cables 10701/10801  will best be wired/soldered as follows:

Each conductor to each Pin:  Pin1= green plus shields, Pin2= brown (Signal+),  Pin3= white (Signal -). Put each a few strands of each layer of the shields together with the green conductor to the ground Pin 1.
Cut away any spare strands from the shields and secure that no loose strands are hanging around. Use a shrinking tube to avoid short ciricuits. We do not recommend to put any ground to the body shell on either side of your XLR line. The connector shell will get to ground once pluged into a recepacle. The round construction of a 3 conductor cable will give many more moving cycles to your interconnect cable as the perfect round cable will distribute/allow any movement in any direction of the cables bending point at the connectors strain releif. This will give an extremly better (longer) livespan of your cable.

RCA/Phono/Jack unbalanced wiring: Many clients use our 3 conductor perfect round cable also for unbalanced interconnects. In thgis case we recommend to only use 1 conductor (brown) for you signal and put all other wires or parts tereof to ground with the shields. this will increase your noise protection! However for umnbalanced application we do have our perfect unbalanced wires 1001x, and 1000x.