• Multichannel Star Quad Microphone Cables
    Multichannel Star Quad Microphone Cables

Multichannel Star Quad Microphone Cables

Excellent crosstalk characteristics allow vastly different signals to be used in adjacent channels.

Key Features and Benefits

  • 4-conductor style construction.
  • Designed for use with microphones, and excellent for all line-level signals as well.
  • Multiple Audio Lines.
  • Music auditorium and Studio facilities.
  • PA Systems.
  • Cross Linked PE Insulation.
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Aluminum Foil Shield

Type Model No. of ch. Sales
units
Nom.
O.D.
Weight No. of cond. Unit composition Electrical characteristics
Cross sec. area (AWG) and cond. comp. Twist pitch Ch
O.D.
Cond. DCR Shield DCR Nom. cap.* Nom. cap.**
m mm kg/100m mm2/(AWG) Q’ty/mm mm mm ohm/100m ohm/100m pF/m pF/m

L-4E4-8AT

Jacket color
GRY
L-4E3-2AT 2 100
200
500
8.5 7.5 8 4E3AT Unit
0.08(28)
7/0.12A
16 3.0 24.8 - - -
L-4E3-4AT 4 10.0 11 16
L-4E3-8AT 8 13.8 19 32
L-4E3-12AT 12 15.6 26 48
L-4E3-16AT 16 17.2 32 64
L-4E3-24AT 24 21.3 47 96
L-4E4-2AT 2 10.5 12 8 4E4AT Unit
0.18(25)
16/0.12A
21 3.7 10.8 - 164 222
L-4E4-4AT 4 12.3 17 16
L-4E4-8AT 8 16.9 31 32
L-4E4-12AT 12 18.9 41 48
L-4E4-16AT 16 20.9 50 64
L-4E4-24AT 24 26.1 76 96
  • Insulation: Cross-linked PE (blue-blue, white-white), Jacket inner jacket: PVC, Dielectric strength: 500V AC/min.
  • *Capacitance between conductors **Capacitance between conductor and shield.

Key Features and Benefits / L-4E3-**AT, L-4E4-**ATs

  • The multichannel microphone cable is the cable of choice for music auditorium and studio facilities where noise prevention and audio quality are the prime considerations.
  • Each unit contains the highly pull-resistant Kevlar* cable filler.
    *Kevlar is a trademark of DuPont.
  • Drain wire included in each unit.
  • Fig. 1 Crosstalk Characteristics for L-4E4-4AT (100m)

Braided Shield

Type Model No. of ch. Sales
units
Nom.
O.D.
Weight No. of cond. Unit composition Electrical characteristics
Cross sec. area
(AWG) and cond.
comp.
Twist pitch Shield
coverage
(braid)
Ch
O.D.
Cond. DCR Shield DCR Nom. cap.* Nom. cap.**
m mm kg/100m mm2/(AWG) Q’ty/mm mm % mm ohm/100m ohm/100m pF/m pF/m

L-4E3-8P

Jacket color:

BLK

L-43E-2H:

GRY
L-4E3-2H 2 100
200
500
8.9 9.5 8 0.08(28)
7/0.12A
16 93% 3.4 24.9 3.4 145 170
L-4E3-2P 2 8.9 8.2 8
L-4E3-4P 4 10.9 13 16
L-4E3-8P 8 15.3 26 32
L-4E3-12P 12 17.4 36 48
L-4E3-16P 16 18.9 46 64
L-4E3-24P 24 24.0 70 96
L-4E4-2P 2 11.1 13 8 0.15(26)
30/0.08A
18 95% 4.0 13.1 2.4 162 200
L-4E4-4P 4 13.4 21 16
L-4E4-8P 8 18.2 34 32
  • Insulation: Cross-linked PE (blue-blue, white-white), Jacket inner jacket: PVC, Dielectric strength: 500V AC/min.
  • *Capacitance between conductors **Capacitance between conductor and shield.

Key Features and Benefits / L-4E3-2H, L-4E3-**P, L-4E4-**P

  • Ideal multichannel cable for PA and live events where cables are laid down and taken back up on a regular basis.
  • Each unit of L-4E3-*P and L-4E3-2H contains the highly pull-resistant Kevlar* cable filler.
    *Kevlar is a trademark of DuPont.
  • The L-4E3-2H is the reinforced version containing a stainless steel wire support.
  • Fig. 1 Crosstalk Characteristics for L-4E4-4P (100m)

Cross-sectional View

Channel color code: Spiral marks on inner jacket (gray).

Unit no. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Spiral mark RED BLU YEL GRN BRN - BLU/ BLK YEL/ BLK GRN/ BLK BRN/ BLK BLK BLU/ ORN YEL/ ORN GRN/ ORN BRN/ ORN ORN BLU/ PNK YEL/ PNK GRN/ PNK BRN/ PNK PNK BLU/ WHT YEL/ WHT GRN/ WHT

The Star Quad Story

Canare Star Quad obtains its name from the 4-conductor style constructionthat 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 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 use of cotton filler material. Excellent frequency response is maintained due to special irradiated polyethylene insulation which provides a low capacitance dielectric. Canare Star Quad cable with braided shields is super flexible. We use large numbers of thin wire strands in the copper conductors and overall braided shield. We extrude a special compound PVC outer jacket that remains pliant at extremely low temperatures with no wait between cold shipping and installation.

Conductors
All Canare microphone cables utilize high-conductivity, annealed copper wires, stranded to form flexible conductors and shields
Filler
Canare selects cotton, jute and /or exotic polyester fibers 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.
Jacket
Canare uses specially 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 colors.
Insulation
Canare cables utilize 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 polyethylene 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.
Shield
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.

In order to maximize noise rejection, Star Quad must be properly wired to the XLR-3 connector (or terminal block).

Because the shield density on Canare Cable is very high, it is somewhat difficult to push back the braid and pull the inner conductors through. Instead, we strongly recommend unbraiding the shield by “combing” it out with a pointed tool, beginning at the end of the cable.

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