Using identical conductors for signal and return is a very easy was of improving the performance of an audio cable – something we’ve been doing for many years. Very often what happens with XLR cables is that the two signal wires end up being used to carry the hot – in phase and the cold – out of phase signals and the earth/return connection is made with the shield.
We think there’s a better way and we add a third – identical to the other two – to carry the earth/return signal. It takes the shield out of the circuit and by doing so we can seriously reduce unwanted interference. All our XLR analogue cables are built this way.
Along with the extra conductor we also fit the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry developed for analogue cables, and the same protective black braiding that we fit to all the Signature cables and we terminated the cable with silver-plated Neutrik XLR plugs.