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    Default TSP Multicore Cable Query

    Hi All,

    What is the difference between the XLR and RCA multicore cables? I've been reading on various forums for ages but I still don't get it? All I get is it's something to do with ease of switching between setups?

    Which would you recommend? It's for my CDJ 800mk2 setup using DJM600 and an Audio 8.

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    you mean the difference between the two generations of mulitcores of NI?
    The first generation has had a kind of XLR connector in between the cable part for the soundcard and the mixer. The newer ones doesnt have this anymore.
    The general difference between XLR is that cinch has just two poles on one plug and the xlr has seperated poles:


    Old Multicore:

    New Multicore:

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    Yeh that's right. So other than the RCA being newer and a different type of connection there is no difference or advantage is using one or the other?
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    You misunderstood mate. Gen 1 multicore cables came in TWO pieces, with an XLR style connection in the middle, to allow you to leave one half of the cable connected to the mixer at all times. (So that a club installation could leave the mixer segment connected to the mixer, and different DJ's could roll up and connect their mating half of the cable to the clubs mixer segment).

    Gen 2 has done away with the TWO piece set up and has a single piece cable.

    Both Gen 1 and Gen 2 have RCA connectors at both ends. I'd expect the Gen 2 cables to be MUCH cheaper than Gen 1.

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    in my oppinion the older ones are a little more solid and convenient because you can seperate the cable at that connector point butin general there is no difference in the main functionality.

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    That explains it. Thanks gents. :-)
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    Anyone know of a UK website that sells the RCA Multicore cables without the XLR segments.

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    I didn't know you could even buy the new ones separately.

    Here's a much better idea- Just buy rca splitters. You'll save a bomb. and it's much easier to wire up.
    Last edited by MrPopinjay; 05-14-2011 at 03:49 PM.

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    That would explain why u can't find them. I've found some other decent quality 4 way multicore cables through amazon so will get them instead.:-)
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    Care to share the link?

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