The premier Star Quad
cable is the professionals choice for all critical microphone applications.
Flexible, satin smooth to the touch and extra strong cable consists of two pairs
finely twisted with forty separate strands in each conductor eliminate breakage
due to flexing. The Braided shield provides tight RF isolation.
The Star Quad Story
Canare Star Quad obtains
its name from the 4-conductor style construction that minimizes the “loop area”
between twists of the conductors. This “double balanced” pairing, reduces
susceptibility to electromagnetically induced noise. The improvement in noise
rejection is so noticeable that even SCR dimmer noise (stage lighting consoles)
is reduced to less than 1/10 the level found in other 2-conductor microphone
cables. Canare Star Quad is designed for use with microphones but is also
excellent for all line-level signals (e.g. mixer to power amps). The 4-conductor
Star Quad arrangement cancels electromagnetically induced noise from SCR dimmer
packs, fluorescent lighting ballasts and AC power transformers. Handling noise
is prevented by use of cotton filler material. Excellent frequency response is
maintained due to special irradiated polyethylene insulation which provides a
low capacitance dielectric. Canare Star Quad cable is super flexible. We use
large numbers of thin wire strands in the copper conductors and overall braided
shield. We extrude a special compound PVC outer jacket that remains pliant at
extremely low temperatures with no wait between cold shipping and installation.
Canare uses specially
formulated PVC compounds that combine to make a tough, strong and durable outer
jacket with excellent flexibility. These qualities are retained even at very low
temperatures, so Canare Cables will not stiffen or crack.
Canare does not use spiral (serve) shields
because they can spread apart with use. Our shields are more difficult to
manufacture because we use many thin copper strands in a densely woven braid.
The shields are super flexible and offer outstanding noise rejection.
Canare selects cotton, jute and/or exotic
polyester fibers for packing. These fillers prevent stretching and twisting of
the inner conductors which can cause noise. Additionally, paper, Mylar and/or
cloth tape, bind conductors so cables hold their shape.
Canare Cables utilize special polymer compounds
that reduce capacitive “R-C” filter roll off within the cable and prevent high
voltage breakdown. By irradiating the material, the polymer becomes extensively
cross-linked, chemically inert, water resistant, and remains flexible at very
low temperatures. Irradiated PEN is superior to ordinary polyethylene because it
is heat resistant. Canare insulation will not shrink back, flow or char when
soldering, so you save initial and rework time, and achieve more reliable
All Canare microphone cables utilize high
conductivity, annealed copper wires, stranded to form flexible conductors and
The Twisted Pair dual conductors ensure an ultra balanced