Re: slim mic cable for jumbo boom
#992864 - 14/06/12 04:38 PM
Usually, microphone fishpoles with cables inside use curly coiled cables because they can
stretch as the pole is extended, and contract as it is collapsed. Not sure how you would
do that with a jumbo boom and four separate cables. Some companies will treat cables to
order to make them curly (it involves a special type of sleeve and a heat-treatment
process I believe) so you might be able to have a four-channel multicore coiled specially
for the purpose, but I expect it would be expensive.
However, other than a
marginal improvement in visual neatness, I don't really see the advantage of your intended
The Soundfield is normally connected via a bespoke multi-core cable
anyway, and for separate multi-mic arrays I've never had any issues rigging normal mic
cables taped at intervals along the length of the boom. Thinner light weight cables would
be a good idea in theory... but I've never bothered myself, never had any issues, and
never any complaints.
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