Van Damme

Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE Starquad Microphone Cable, Multiple Colors, SOLD PER FOOT, NOT TERMINATED

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Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE Starquad is specified for individual microphone level analogue audio signals in areas of high electronic interference. Ideal for outside broadcast microphones and any microphone used in areas that may be subject to EMI and RFI – for example in close proximity to lighting dimmer circuits and major power feeds. This cable combines electrical integrity with mechanical strength without compromising flexibility


  • Microphone level signals in electrically harsh environments; particularly in outside broadcasts and the film industry
  • Also suitable for line level analogue balanced audio and particularly recommended for longer run

Application Notes

  • Precise cable geometry and starquad construction for excellent rejection of radio frequency and electromagnetic interference (RFI and EMI)
  • Starquad colour coding - white & white (+ve phase) with blue & blue (-ve phase) opposing; pairs should be terminated as above
  • Available in 10 colours for application or length colour coding
  • 98% optical coverage braided screen for exceptional mechanical strength
  • Combination of silver plated and plain ultra-pure oxygen free copper conductors for unsurpassed sound quality

Mechanical and Electrical Specifications 

Conductors 7 x 0.08 mm bare silver plated oxygen-free copper
  32 x 0.08 mm bare ultra-pure oxygen-free copper
Conductor size 39 x 0.08 mm, 0.196 mm2, ~ AWG 25
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene
Screen type(s) 128 x 0.10 mm braided tinned oxygen-free copper, 98% Optical coverage
Jacket material Flexible PVC/Neoprene composite
Overall diameter 6.00 ± 0.15 mm
Bend radius 10 x overall diameter
Resistance Conductor < 93 Ohm/km
  Screen < 25 Ohm/km
  Insulation > 5000 MOhm/km
Capacitance Core to core 48 pF/m
  Core to screen 91 pF/m