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XLR Cable



Our XLR cable uses our dual conductor cable milled in the United States. All XLRs use Neutrik Pro-Grade Nickel or Black Shells and are available with weave or no-weave if preferred. Rattlesnake Cable Company XLR cables are great for studio application as well as live stages. Weaving allows for a great opportunity to color-code cables as well as adding additional protection. If you're looking for the best XLR cable out there, look no further!

XLR cables come in a variety of pre-set lengths, but if you're interested in a custom XLR cable, please submit a custom cable request!

What is an XLR cable?

XLR stands for "External Line Return" and is typically used for connecting microphones to an interfaces, mixers or other types of recording equipment. XLR is also known as a "balanced cable" as well, and can be used for a variety of methods of sending a clean, noise-cancelling signal to powered monitors. Additionally, XLR plugs are also found in older speaker cabinets connecting to amplifiers.

How to connect XLR cables?

XLR cables typically have a male and female ends. Microphones require a female XLR plug and the interface accepts the male XLR plug. Depending on the equipment, this may vary. When you purchase a XLR cable from this page, we will connect a single male and a single female for the XLR plugs.

How long can an XLR cable be?

200' is the maximum length before noise is introduced. We offer lengths up to 30' with weave, and we can offer longer lengths if you require a longer run. Our longest length with weave is 30' though, but no-weave cables can be longer


  • Dual 20AWG 99.99% BC conductors.
  • Braided copper shield (95% coverage).
  • Cable milled in the United States.
  • Cable hand assembled in Missoula, Montana.
  • SKU: SKU-FA0DDE11

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No. The contacts are the same for either style of Neutrik plugs. This is strictly a cosmetic preference. There is a higher purchase cost for us on the black.
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Absolutely, just fill out a custom build request. It's important to note that the longest length with weave is 30', but we can make longer XLR cables without weave (bare) at any length desired.

Sean F. - About seven years ago I got my first Rattlesnake instrument cable and I’ve never looked back since then. They are the only cables I’ll ever need! I exclusively use the instrument, patch, speaker, and XLR cables for all of my LIVE sound and...
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John K. - The snake covered cables I received are the best!!!, very well made. should last a lifetime!!
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Duke M. - I've bought a few instrument cables, so when I need mic cables, I thought of Rattlesnake. I purchased 2 - 20' XLR's and was not disappointed! The same excellent sound and build quality I've seen with their instrument cables. Fantastic! And they ship...
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Tommy A. - I’m not the full time musician in the house. I was looking for a gift for my son who is with a three piece local band. After chatting with Hank, decided to purchase mic and instrument cables. I did pick up an instrument cable for myself to try as...
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Ryan [Relentless] R. - I just love the Rattlesnake cables I have purchased. Top notch quality, sound, looks, and custom.
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Madison B. - These are hands down the best cables I've ever owned. I have half a dozen in various lengths, colors, and configurations, and I'm sure I'll end up with more! I've even convinced my band mates to get them too! I can't recommend them enough!!!
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Jeff F. - I started using Rattlesnake cables a couple of years ago when I made the switch to amp modelers. The first thing that struck me regarding the quality was the physical feel and durability. They get tossed about, packed and un-packed quite frequently...
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Peter H. - For the last several years I had been partial to Mogami cables for a top of the line cable until I recently discovered this awesome company from right here in the United States. Apart from the materials used, attention to detail with both the...
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What Sean F. Said...


Testimonial:

About seven years ago I got my first Rattlesnake instrument cable and I’ve never looked back since then. They are the only cables I’ll ever need! I exclusively use the instrument, patch, speaker, and XLR cables for all of my LIVE sound and performance rigs. I have also sold these quality products at my shop, Guitarley’s Customer Guitar & Repair, to all of my customers! These truly are the best cables and Hank and his team offer the best service! I’m a lifer for sure.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank has always taken excellent care of me and goes above and beyond my expectations as a happy customer.

What was purchased:

Instruments cables, patch cables, speaker cables, XLR cables, and Line Buffer pedal.

What John K. Said...


Testimonial:

The snake covered cables I received are the best!!!, very well made. should last a lifetime!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer experience was the best!!!!!

What was purchased:

XLRs & guitar snake cables

What Duke M. Said...


Testimonial:

I've bought a few instrument cables, so when I need mic cables, I thought of Rattlesnake. I purchased 2 - 20' XLR's and was not disappointed! The same excellent sound and build quality I've seen with their instrument cables. Fantastic! And they ship fast, but best of all, their customer service is phenomenal. Not that I have ever had an issue with Rattlesnake Cables themselves, but when the post office temporarily "lost" an earlier order, they had a replacement on the way the day I contacted them. Happily, the original eventually arrived and I was able to return it to them. Don't expect that level of service from some big 'ole company! Rattlesnake Cables out perform any other cable I have owned in 40 years of electric music. I'll never buy from another company again!

Thoughts about our Service:

Exceptional! They kind of response you only get from a small company with people who care!

What was purchased:

A few Ten and 15 foot instrument cables; two 20' XLR cables

What Tommy A. Said...


Testimonial:

I’m not the full time musician in the house. I was looking for a gift for my son who is with a three piece local band. After chatting with Hank, decided to purchase mic and instrument cables. I did pick up an instrument cable for myself to try as well. My son is totally pleased with his gift and I am pleased enough to pick up a couple more cables for myself. Excellent quality and road tough. Thanks!

Thoughts about our Service:

well pleased

What was purchased:

mic and instrument cables

What Ryan [Relentless] R. Said...


Testimonial:

I just love the Rattlesnake cables I have purchased. Top notch quality, sound, looks, and custom.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent customer service and prompt shipping of new orders.

What was purchased:

Instrument cables and speaker cables. XLR next.

What Madison B. Said...


Testimonial:

These are hands down the best cables I've ever owned. I have half a dozen in various lengths, colors, and configurations, and I'm sure I'll end up with more! I've even convinced my band mates to get them too! I can't recommend them enough!!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Top notch! Always a treat to deal with! Fast shipping, even on the custom orders!

What was purchased:

1/4" Snake heads in various lengths. Pedal steel cable. Long pink XLR!

What Jeff F. Said...


Testimonial:

I started using Rattlesnake cables a couple of years ago when I made the switch to amp modelers. The first thing that struck me regarding the quality was the physical feel and durability. They get tossed about, packed and un-packed quite frequently and hold up better than any cable I've ever used. As to the sound quality, well, I'm not an audio engineer. But I can tell you I never experience any inexplicable hum or disturbance in my signal chain. Whether from the instrument lines or the speaker cables running to my FRFR's. The custom options are great as they are willing to work with you to achieve whatever the application may be. I'm in the process of replacing every cable I use throughout my rig with Rattlesnake cables. The customer service is top notch and in my experience, the delivery turnaround has been lightning quick. In every instance, I had my cables within days of ordering, even with some custom options. I'm a Rattlesnake customer for life.

Thoughts about our Service:

Fantastic to say the least. The product arrives expertly packaged and the reusable cloth drawstring bags come in handy. An amazing U.S. based company that makes every effort to exceed customer expectations.

What was purchased:

XLR, TRS, and instrument cables.

What Peter H. Said...


Testimonial:

For the last several years I had been partial to Mogami cables for a top of the line cable until I recently discovered this awesome company from right here in the United States. Apart from the materials used, attention to detail with both the appearance and durability I was astounded by the customer service. Hank is the best and he'll make you feel like a valued customer.

Thoughts about our Service:

I was astounded that I received a personalized video from Hank himself when he had finished making my cables. He let me know that my specific request had been completed and that they were on their way. He even let me know that if there were any issues with anything he would personally fix them.

What was purchased:

I am thrilled with all of the cables I recently purchased. I picked up an XLR cable, a standard instrument cable and a snake head cable. I asked about Hank building me a "Y" cable for my effects loop and he recommended that I pick up a TRS splitter box instead with a TRS cable and 2 mono cables. I'm really happy he talked me into making that purchase because I know I'm getting a better tone and the durability will last for years and years to come!!
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Jorge & Nicole
4/26/2021
We have chosen Rattlesnake Cables because of their ruggedness, superb audio quality, awesome customer service and they have a lot of cool selections! We highly recommend!
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Michael Nead
4/24/2021
I have ordered 2 guitar cables from Rattlesnake so far, one in midnight purple and the other in sea foam green. These cables are awesome! They sound great and are wicked durable, I was using monster cables before but these are far superior in my opinion. Hank and the rest of the crew do a great job... Read
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4/23/2021
I will be happily ordering all my cables from Rattlesnake! The service was amazing! I ordered my first cable from them, and within 24 hours I got an email with a personal video message (not just a generic welcome video) welcoming me to the Rattlesnake family and letting me know that my cable was... Read
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Jorge & Nicole
4/26/2021
We have chosen Rattlesnake Cables because of their ruggedness, superb audio quality, awesome customer service and they have a lot of cool selections! We highly recommend!
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Michael Nead
4/24/2021
I have ordered 2 guitar cables from Rattlesnake so far, one in midnight purple and the other in sea foam green. These cables are awesome! They sound great and are wicked durable, I was using monster cables before but these are far superior in my opinion. Hank and the rest of the crew do a great job and get the cables to you quick, give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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4/23/2021
I will be happily ordering all my cables from Rattlesnake! The service was amazing! I ordered my first cable from them, and within 24 hours I got an email with a personal video message (not just a generic welcome video) welcoming me to the Rattlesnake family and letting me know that my cable was shipping. The quality of the cable is fantastic, and I have no doubt it will last for decades! If I could give them more stars, I would!
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