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XLR Cable.

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.

Mike G. - I became a Rattlesnake cable customer a few years back, and over that time I have converted all of my gear, including: my live rig...guitars amps etc; my PA cabling and my recording gear. I couldn't be happier with the quality and workmanship. The...
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David H. - We've purchased quite a few cables over the years. These Rattlesnake cables are high quality and very reliable. We have XLR, TS, and headphone cables all over the studio. The durability of these cables is definitely a big plus with us. Every cable...
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Sam K. - Absolutely the best cables money can buy. So happy to not just use Rattlesnake Cable Co. products but also able to have ripped guitar with Hank himself, he is a fantastic guitar player btw! We share the same hometown, same scene, and I can't wait to...
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John M. - Rattlesnake cables are outstandingly rugged and reliable. Cables carry a musician's hard work, thoughts, and expressions. They have to be solid. Time and time again, I have other cables fail and when they do, we replace them with Rattlesnakes. They...
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Roy N. - As a working musician, I appreciate gear that is built to last and withstand the rigors of gigging. I have purchased many cables from Rattlesnake of all types, microphone, guitar, and speaker, and have been amazed at the ruggedness and build quality...
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Kevin K. - Rattlesnake builds quality products. everything I have purchased from Rattlesnake has preformed well, and weathered abuse/use. this is the reason we have bought a bunch of cables from them. never had a problem with anything i have purchased, and Hank...
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Sean K. - The Rattlesnake cables are high quality and very stylish. The shipping is very fast and the customer service is personalized! I highly recommend Rattlesnake Cables if you want a high quality instrument cable
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Janet N. - I ordered a variety of cables for my different projects. Love these cables. Amazing workmanship overall, so much attention to detail. Not to mention they look great and come in a variety of different fun colors, which would definitely come in handy...
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What Mike G. Said...


Testimonial:

I became a Rattlesnake cable customer a few years back, and over that time I have converted all of my gear, including: my live rig...guitars amps etc; my PA cabling and my recording gear. I couldn't be happier with the quality and workmanship. The other members of my band have or are converting their gear to Rattlesnake as well. Great customer service and value.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent. Great communication and prompt delivery

What was purchased:

Several RA 1/4" guitar cables; XLR PA cabling; Near field monitor cables for recording; pedal board jumpers.

What David H. Said...


Testimonial:

We've purchased quite a few cables over the years. These Rattlesnake cables are high quality and very reliable. We have XLR, TS, and headphone cables all over the studio. The durability of these cables is definitely a big plus with us. Every cable has worked perfectly and they also look great in the studio, too. I highly recommend Rattlesnake Cables.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank is the best. Very responsive and 100% dedicated to customer satisfaction.

What was purchased:

XLR, Snake-head, Standard, Headphone Extensions.

What Sam K. Said...


Testimonial:

Absolutely the best cables money can buy. So happy to not just use Rattlesnake Cable Co. products but also able to have ripped guitar with Hank himself, he is a fantastic guitar player btw! We share the same hometown, same scene, and I can't wait to see what the future brings!! Keep it up! #modularhaze

Thoughts about our Service:

Perfect!!!

What was purchased:

Patch cables, instrument cables, mic cables, and the Tap Tempo

What John M. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables are outstandingly rugged and reliable. Cables carry a musician's hard work, thoughts, and expressions. They have to be solid. Time and time again, I have other cables fail and when they do, we replace them with Rattlesnakes. They have never failed me or my bandmates - not once.

Thoughts about our Service:

I've never needed customer service, but the notes and little things (e.g. picks) included in the orders complete the whole ordering experience nicely. Thanks!

What was purchased:

I've bought a custom snakehead guitar cables and various patch cables. However, our band uses several more Rattlesnake guitar cables and XLR cables. We love them!

What Roy N. Said...


Testimonial:

As a working musician, I appreciate gear that is built to last and withstand the rigors of gigging. I have purchased many cables from Rattlesnake of all types, microphone, guitar, and speaker, and have been amazed at the ruggedness and build quality of each cable I've purchased! I also love the quick turnaround between ordering the cable and having it show up at my door in just a few days!. They are amazing! I also enjoy the frequent discounts they offer, especially since times are tough for those making for live music! You gotta try these cables out! You won't go back to whatever you were using before!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent! Very quick order processing and shipment! On-Line ordering system is comprehensive, easy to maneuver through, and works flawlessly!

What was purchased:

(2) 20 ft microphone cables (1) snake head guitar cable (3) speaker cables, various lengths and connectors

What Kevin K. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake builds quality products. everything I have purchased from Rattlesnake has preformed well, and weathered abuse/use. this is the reason we have bought a bunch of cables from them. never had a problem with anything i have purchased, and Hank is always friendly (and seems to keep late hours, i got him on chat once at like midnight). i don't think you can go wrong with any purchase from rattlesnake, and it will last!

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is superb. As I said above, always seem to be able to connect with someone on the chat or on the phone. Even when they didn't make the type of cable needed, they directed me to the right place to be able to get it.

What was purchased:

XLR Cables, TRS Splitter, 1/4" guitar cable

What Sean K. Said...


Testimonial:

The Rattlesnake cables are high quality and very stylish. The shipping is very fast and the customer service is personalized! I highly recommend Rattlesnake Cables if you want a high quality instrument cable

Thoughts about our Service:

I received personalized emails during every step of the production process!

What was purchased:

I have purchased a guitar cable and an XLR cable

What Janet N. Said...


Testimonial:

I ordered a variety of cables for my different projects. Love these cables. Amazing workmanship overall, so much attention to detail. Not to mention they look great and come in a variety of different fun colors, which would definitely come in handy at my work/creative space. Thank you Rattlesnake Cable Company for making such beautiful cables I can trust, and thank you for the guidance in getting the perfect cables for my needs. I appreciate the quality service, and super fast shipping as well!

Thoughts about our Service:

My customer experience was top notch as well! super attentive, great advice and guidance, very fast replies and shipping. The quality of the packaging is also great!

What was purchased:

I purchased some standard cables, snake cables, patch cables, XLR cables.
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Andre Floyd
Andre Floyd
9/4/2020
I've known these folks for awhile and from day one they've been innovative and excellent craftsmen at making the best cable in the live and studio music biz! I'm so grateful for each and every person in the shop! They all love music and treat the old girl right. I wouldn't buy my cable from anybody... Read
Doug S
Doug S
1/21/2021
If you are looking for high quality, high reliability products, Hank is your man. I ordered a cable to check them out, and put in another order for a bunch more within days. Awesome communications and everything you should expect from a top notch, boutique shop!!
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
1/17/2021
Hands down the best cables around. I purchased both instrument cables and XLR cables (all in my favorite Sidewinder Black weave) and have been extremely happy with the cables and the attention to detail from Hank and the entire Rattlesnake Cables team.
Ben Johnson
Andre Floyd
9/4/2020
I've known these folks for awhile and from day one they've been innovative and excellent craftsmen at making the best cable in the live and studio music biz! I'm so grateful for each and every person in the shop! They all love music and treat the old girl right. I wouldn't buy my cable from anybody else!
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Ben Johnson
Doug S
1/21/2021
If you are looking for high quality, high reliability products, Hank is your man. I ordered a cable to check them out, and put in another order for a bunch more within days. Awesome communications and everything you should expect from a top notch, boutique shop!!
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Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
1/17/2021
Hands down the best cables around. I purchased both instrument cables and XLR cables (all in my favorite Sidewinder Black weave) and have been extremely happy with the cables and the attention to detail from Hank and the entire Rattlesnake Cables team.
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