The Audiopile PSMN-B Premium XLR cable is a twisted pair with braided shield premium mic cable and Genuine Neutrik XX-B Series black cord ends. Built with EWI PCB-1560 cabling, this is a really nice cable, suitable for professional applications.
The 2 ea. 22 gauge signal conductors are each constructed of 60 strands of 0.08mm high purity annealed copper. The braided shield is constructed of 112 strands of 0.08mm tinned high purity annealed copper tightly braided to give 98% shield coverage. This high count of thin strands in the conductors and shield is to offer improved flexibility in the cable while attaining the 22ga. of the conductors and density of the braid shielding.
The outer jacket is constructed with Super Flexible Innocuous Neoprene PVC (SFIN PVC) which resists tangles and remains flexible yet durable over a wide range of temperatures. The conductor insulation is constructed of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE), chosen for it's physical properties of being relatively tough, flexible, and chemically inert while offering good electrical insulation properties of high dielectric strength and very low electric conductivity.
The cord ends (connectors) equipped on the PSMN-B model cables are Neutrik (Liechtenstein) brand, models NC3FXX-B (female) and NC3MXX-B (male). These are three pin XLR type connectors with a black shell and gold contacts. The design and construction of these connectors offers very good durability as well as good strain relief of the cable, good contact function, and ease of use on the job.
These are low noise, durable, hand assembled, quality built cables suitable for professional applications.