OIDIO Mongrel Adapter & Interconnect Cable
A Mongrel Series audio adapter cable for converting between various connector types, by OIDIO SOUND. For this cable, left cord/right cord colour option refers to internal wiring, and has no effect on appearance if colours are reversed if there is no y-split, but will apply to y-splits at source e.g. 2x XLR. PLEASE NOTE: This adapter cable uses 4 internal wires only, so is suitable either for adapting headphone cables (such as converting XLR to 6.35mm), or for making interconnects which only require 4 contacts (such as dual RCA or single 4-pin XLR) - if you need an interconnect cable that uses 6 wires, such as connecting two pairs of dual 3-pin XLR's or single 4.4mm TRRRS for non-headphone use please see our other listings as this will not be suitable (as grounds will be unconnected). If you are unsure if this cable is suitable for your needs please contact us before making a purchase.
Our Mongrel Series cables can be made with either a high purity 80-strand litz copper wire with a polyester filament (Litz), or a higher purity 100-strand silver plated copper wire with a soft Teflon coating (SPC). Both are similar in flexibility and tensile strength, though there are a few differences. The silver plated copper has a Teflon coating around the whole cable while the copper is litz so each strand has its own enamel coating with a polyester filament holding them together, the Teflon coating on the silver plated copper is better for audio but does make it slightly more rigid, while the litz wire is a bit more flexible. The litz copper has a larger gauge, as though there are fewer strands the strands are wider, while the silver plated copper has a higher purity and the copper inside is OCC (the litz copper is NOT OCC). The silver plated copper used in this cable is the same wire we use in our -PLUS range of headphone cables and will therefore sound the same in a like for like spec. People often say that silver plated copper sounds slightly brighter than just copper, or that copper alone is warmer, and that is because silver is a more conductive metal - however please keep in mind that other changes to the cable spec in comparison to an existing cable you have can also affect this warm/bright dynamic, such as length, source connector, gauge, and insulation etc - for example longer lengths also sound more warmer/rounded because of things like greater capacitance and antenna effect. Each wire core is sleeved individually inside 550 paracord, which provides the cable with additional strength, insulation and customised look, while maintaining a high degree of flexibility. We have over 20 colours to choose from in our Mongrel series, and up to three colours can be selected. The four cores are braided in the round to reduce interference. If you have any questions about the options for this cable please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
For this Mongrel Series there is no splitter option as it is not a y-split cable, and the cable can be made to one of various lengths between 0.15-3m, with lengths above 1m costing more. The length is the total approximate length from connector end 1 to connector end 2 to within a few cm, and includes the length of the connector body. There are also a range of source connector options, including standard TRS jacks, XLRs and newer balanced connection options. For information about how we wire our balanced connectors please see our "Balanced" info page.
OIDIO branding is not available for XLR options as stated in the options, but may also be unavailable for other connectors if left/right marking is needed, such as dual 6.35mm or RCA where cord colour is the same.
All our cables are soldered using lead-free silver solder (4% silver) to ensure the best quality joins for both signal and strength. The example images on our listings are as a guide only; any and all cables purchased may look slightly different to these example images. We are also pleased to offer the Mongrel series with an extended 18-month warranty.
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OIDIO Mongrel Adapter & Interconnect Cable
- Brand: OIDIO SOUND
- Product Code: OM-ADPT
- Availability: 3