Combination XLR+AC cords

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rickryan.com

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I have 25ft and 10ft XLR+AC cords on my rig. The 10s stay plugged in and get tucked away into the rack case. Problem is, they're just a shade too short. Does anybody here know of a manufacturer who does 12ft versions? So far, I can't find it.
 

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Or if your good with a solder gun, buy a single 25" one, cut it in half and add ends.
 

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Hey buddy, do me favor and run this run this garden hose over to the speaker.

You'd think someone, who understands the plight of the Mobile DJ, would produce an extreme oval version - thus decreasing the height it sits on the floor, lowering the "tripping" factor.
 

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Hey buddy, do me favor and run this run this garden hose over to the speaker.

You'd think someone, who understands the plight of the Mobile DJ, would produce an extreme oval version - thus decreasing the height it sits on the floor, lowering the "tripping" factor.
It's worse with mine as I had them use the version with dual audio cables + power. I did that so I had either dual audio for sub/tops (old system) or 1 audio, 1 DMX (which I have gender changers for). It does sit up high under GAFF.
 

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You'd think someone, who understands the plight of the Mobile DJ, would produce an extreme oval version - thus decreasing the height it sits on the floor, lowering the "tripping" factor.
Guests usually don't wander into the area where my speaker cables lay.
 

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I considered them, but didn't pull the trigger.

1- If one of the cables goes bad, you have to replace both.
2- I use a 3-banger AC cord, because I do subs and tops, PLUS an extra outlet for the lights I use on my subs.
 

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I considered them, but didn't pull the trigger.

1- If one of the cables goes bad, you have to replace both.
2- I use a 3-banger AC cord, because I do subs and tops, PLUS an extra outlet for the lights I use on my subs.
You can (and I have) add a multi tap at the end .. the internal power on mine is 14ga .. good for 15 amps. Trust me. it's really easy to lay 1 cable for power, audio and sometimes lighting .. and if I push it to where the floor meets the wall, it's stiff enough to normally not need much tape. I would only do separate cables in an emergency.
 

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Mike, I have used ProCo, CBI, and Accu cable.

I preferred Proco the most. I remember not liking the CBI jacket, but that was 7 years ago.

I didn't really any audible sound differences in any of them.

I couldn't imagine laying separate cables for power and audio.
 

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I considered them, but didn't pull the trigger.

1- If one of the cables goes bad, you have to replace both.
2- I use a 3-banger AC cord, because I do subs and tops, PLUS an extra outlet for the lights I use on my subs.
This is one where you should pull the trigger. The multi-cables are great, and it's cut down on my setup/teardown time. I leave mine connected inside the rack. Get to the gig, pop the cover and pull to the tops. Then jumper to the subs and you're done.
 
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The other problem with the off the rack ones is the end at the mixer does not have a long enough split of the XLR and power, I have to add a short XLR to jump up to my mixer as my power is all most always on the floor.
 
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The other problem with the off the rack ones is the end at the mixer does not have a long enough split of the XLR and power, I have to add a short XLR to jump up to my mixer as my power is all most always on the floor.
The benefit of custom ordering .. I was able to specify what type of connectors on each cable end (edison, Powercon, M or F XLR) as well as fanout length. And it was cheaper through Mike Pyle than places like Markertek or Sweetwater.
 

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The benefit of custom ordering .. I was able to specify what type of connectors on each cable end (edison, Powercon, M or F XLR) as well as fanout length. And it was cheaper through Mike Pyle than places like Markertek or Sweetwater.
How flexible are the ones from Mike Pyle?
 

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Mine (CBI) aren't real flexible since they have 2 audio lines plus power. The single audio line is a bit more flexible. Mine roll out and up easily and generally stay where I put them.
 
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