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XLR Cable.

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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 and live stages. Weaving allows for a great opportunity to color-code cables and adds 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 interface, 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-canceling signal to powered monitors. XLR plugs are also found in older speaker cabinets connecting to amplifiers.

How to connect XLR cables?

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

Mark G. - I purchased 3 green weave guitar cables a couple years ago. They get used hard both locally and traveling the US. They are amazing cables and the connectors are extremely solid. The cables still looks like new. Never had any problems. The 90 degree...
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Matt Z. - I have been searching for the be all - end all guitar cable for years, and been through so many big name cables it borders on insanity. A few weeks ago I began searching for a cable with very low capacitance, that was built like a tank and was sold...
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Damon W. - My first Rattlesnake order was incredible! Products are high quality and sound great! The packaging was top notch! And the personal "thank you" video is off the charts!!
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Ron W. - A family member ordered 1 regular instrument and 1 xlr 30ft cable in a special wrap. Got to me in no time.Will use xlr 3xs this week. No one will steal this one, however, l will send them to the website if they'd like.
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Phil A. - I needed two color-coded mic cables for my vocal mic and my wife's keyboard mic. We travel all over Maine, indoors and out, clean and dirty venues, cold-wet-winter-hot-dry summer, polite and not-so-polite joints! Rattlesnake armored cables with...
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Brad M. - I'm a full-time musician playing 6 gigs per week, either locally or on the road, I have a hard time finding cables to stand up to the beating, and these are high-quality cables. They're clearly sturdy from the minute you touch them, and very cool...
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Mike S. - I've been using Rattlesnake cables now for about 6 months for my pedal steel rig and they have made a considerable difference in the clarity of the sound of my instrument and amplifier. The quality of the cables is top notch, and everything is sturdy...
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Gibson H. - What’s not to like about Rattlesnake cables? They are tough, spool up well for tidy packing, and unfurl beautifully for layout wherever you need them. I have been using Hank’s cables since he first developed them and have no desire to use...
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What Mark G. Said...


Testimonial:

I purchased 3 green weave guitar cables a couple years ago. They get used hard both locally and traveling the US. They are amazing cables and the connectors are extremely solid. The cables still looks like new. Never had any problems. The 90 degree connector, snake head cable works perfectly with my Tele.

Thoughts about our Service:

All products received in perfect condition and working order. Never needed any service. My questions about the cables were promptly answered.

What was purchased:

3 green guitar cables, 2 snake weave, 1 blue pedal steel, 2 blue weave standard cable, 2 15’ seafoam snake heads, 2 seafoam XLRs, 2 sage XLRs, 10 pancake patch cables.

What Matt Z. Said...


Testimonial:

I have been searching for the be all - end all guitar cable for years, and been through so many big name cables it borders on insanity. A few weeks ago I began searching for a cable with very low capacitance, that was built like a tank and was sold at a reasonable price point. I was ready to order from another company when my bandmate sent me a text and asked if I had heard of Rattlesnake literally the day I had planned on placing an order with the other company. After some consideration what really sold me on giving Rattlesnake a shot was the Snake head cables. I have three USA Guild Acoustic/Electric Guitars with Nitro finishes and a brand new PRS Pauls Guitar and I do like to wrap my cable between my strap and the guitar while playing. Being able to protect those finishes with the Snake head Cable was what tipped the scale for me. I have had my cables for a week and played one show with them and all I can say is Rattlesnake cables are among the finest build quality I have experienced in 30 years of playing. The coating on the cables is absolutely brilliant and keeps the cable from knotting up on the floor which I love. The "Sound" of the cable - in my opinion is absolutely pristine and clear as a bell and I could not be happier with these cables. If you are on the fence about which cable to buy, do not hesitate for one-second place your order with Rattlesnake these are among the best of the best and at a reasonable price point. P.S. - the customer service is absolutely the best and cannot be topped by any other company, and it is not even close!

Thoughts about our Service:

This is where Hank Donovan and Rattlesnake excels over other manufacturers by a factor so large it could not possibly be measured. I placed my order at 2:27 p.m and had a notification of shipment by 4:41 that same day. The following morning I received a personalized video message from Hank thanking me for my order. In 30 years I have never received that kind of customer appreciation or service and it has made me a Rattlesnake customer for life.

What was purchased:

2 - 15 ft Snake head with one Right Angle and one straight Neutrik. 1 - 20 ft Standard with one Right Angle and one straight Neutrik. 1 - 3 ft XLR Cable

What Damon W. Said...


Testimonial:

My first Rattlesnake order was incredible! Products are high quality and sound great! The packaging was top notch! And the personal "thank you" video is off the charts!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Couldn’t have been better

What was purchased:

2 red XLR cables An oxblood standard cable

What Ron W. Said...


Testimonial:

A family member ordered 1 regular instrument and 1 xlr 30ft cable in a special wrap. Got to me in no time.Will use xlr 3xs this week. No one will steal this one, however, l will send them to the website if they'd like.

Thoughts about our Service:

nothing short of great

What was purchased:

1 15' standard 1/4 instrument cable w/one 90° end and 1 30' xlr with black connectors

What Phil A. Said...


Testimonial:

I needed two color-coded mic cables for my vocal mic and my wife's keyboard mic. We travel all over Maine, indoors and out, clean and dirty venues, cold-wet-winter-hot-dry summer, polite and not-so-polite joints! Rattlesnake armored cables with top-of-the-line connectors seemed like a good idea...they should be durable, and the color clearly identify them as ours, and identify what was sent to the amp or mixer. I found them to be very robust, covered with woven 'armor' and terminated with strain relief, heavy-duty heat shrink at the Neutrik terminations. These cables should stand up to our travels. They wrap up nicely and come with velcro tape and a protective drawstring bag. They carry the signal with true fidelity and no noise or volume loss. Looks like I won't be buying any new mic cables for a long time!

Thoughts about our Service:

The service was incredible. Instant email feedback notification of my order, one day wait until the cables were shipped, arrived boxed in a quality container, placed in plastic bag inside a linen sack, and follow up by sales to make sure everything was in order. The product was exemplary, as was the service. I highly endorse Rattlesnake Cable Company.

What was purchased:

One red and one green, 20 foot, wrapped 'armor covered' mic cables with very high-quality Neutrik connectors.

What Brad M. Said...


Testimonial:

I'm a full-time musician playing 6 gigs per week, either locally or on the road, I have a hard time finding cables to stand up to the beating, and these are high-quality cables. They're clearly sturdy from the minute you touch them, and very cool visually. I've found myself talking about them often to other musicians, definitely worth the money to give them a try. Easy order, quick delivery, I received them within a few days.

Thoughts about our Service:

Easy ordering, quick delivery. Haven't needed to contact customer service, but have definitely been impressed with the email follow-ups.

What was purchased:

15' standard sidewinder red 20' XLR snake weave

What Mike S. Said...


Testimonial:

I've been using Rattlesnake cables now for about 6 months for my pedal steel rig and they have made a considerable difference in the clarity of the sound of my instrument and amplifier. The quality of the cables is top notch, and everything is sturdy and built to last. If you're serious about music, invest in high quality cables and support a business in the USA.

Thoughts about our Service:

Fast, reliable service. Very fast build and shipping. Needed an end changed and was done quickly and at a very reasonable price. Applied and accepted to be an artist endorser.

What was purchased:

Instrument cables, speaker cable, patch cables, xlr mic cables

What Gibson H. Said...


Testimonial:

What’s not to like about Rattlesnake cables? They are tough, spool up well for tidy packing, and unfurl beautifully for layout wherever you need them. I have been using Hank’s cables since he first developed them and have no desire to use anything else. For me they have the perfect amount of capacitance for great tone and are much mor durable than me!

Thoughts about our Service:

Ridiculously great. I had a great time recently picking my cables up direct from the factory which is conveniently located on a bike path. Hank graciously showed me the new building and their latest products. Thanks buddy, hope to see you again soon!

What was purchased:

Pedal steel, guitar, short pedal board, mic, and speaker cables.
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Omando55
Omando55
9/10/2020
These are Absolutely the BEST cables I’ve ever used - and they look Great!!!
Grant G
Grant G
11/2/2021
Great products purchased 2 guitar cables and 8 patch leads AND you could actually hear the difference from the cheap ones I have been using for ever!! Wished I had found out about rattlesnake years ago
Jervonny Collier
Jervonny Collier
7/22/2021
I I’ve the clear sound I get from these cables. The different colors also makes it easy for me to color code my set up, which makes it easier for my bass tech. I dig Rattlesnake Cables.
Jervonny Collier
Omando55
9/10/2020
These are Absolutely the BEST cables I’ve ever used - and they look Great!!!
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Jervonny Collier
Grant G
11/2/2021
Great products purchased 2 guitar cables and 8 patch leads AND you could actually hear the difference from the cheap ones I have been using for ever!! Wished I had found out about rattlesnake years ago
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Jervonny Collier
Jervonny Collier
7/22/2021
I I’ve the clear sound I get from these cables. The different colors also makes it easy for me to color code my set up, which makes it easier for my bass tech. I dig Rattlesnake Cables.
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