FAQs

Professional Series Cables

1. Can these cables be used with any microphone?

They can be used with anything that accepts an XLR connection.

2. Can these cables be used for dynamic as well as condenser microphones?

They can be used for both.

3. Are the connectors metal or plastic?

They are metal with 24k gold plated pins.

4. Are the cables 2 core?

No, they are 4 cores with a 95% braided tin coated copper shield.

5. What can I do if my cable breaks?

If you have the original purchase receipt you can request a repair or replacement by contacting us at warranty@tone-vault.com

6. What makes the Professional Series cables different from other mic cables?

Better shield coverage, more durable connectors with 24k gold plated pins/connectors as gold is a noble metal, it does not readily react with chemicals in most environments, meaning that gold plated connectors will retain their conductivity over time.

7. Why are 4 core cables better than other mic cable designs?

RF (radio frequency),electrostatic, and EMI (electromagnetic induction) noise from wireless devices like cell phones, electrical dimmers and fluorescent lighting, and bad wiring practices wreak havoc on signal transfer within microphone cables as some of this noise can get past even the best shields. This is even more of a problem in home studios. Quad (4 conductor/core) cables can cancel up to 15 dB (about97%) more noise than even the best twisted pair (2 conductor/core) cables.

8. Do these cables break easily?

The professional Series mic cables use a braided shield to achieve the strongest rf/emi rejection with the most durability.

9. What is the best way to wrap the cable, so it lasts the longest?

Over under wrap is the way to go for both the ease of handling & the longevity of the cable.

10. What is the warranty on the Professional Series Microphone Cables?

Lifetime from the original purchase date, for the original purchaser – confirmed by the purchase receipt.

11. What is OFC copper and why is it used?

Extremely high grade, oxygen-free copper to prevent corrosion and maximize conductivity

12. Why is cotton batting used within the cores of the Professional Series mic cables?

It is used to minimize twist in the4 cores during the winding/coiling of the cables. it also separates each core to minimize rf/emi transfer and promote the highest fidelity possible.

13. Can my mic cable be used as a connection for powered speakers?

Yes – Powered speakers are expecting to see a Line Level signal, which Tone Vault Cables are capable of handling.

14. Can Professional Series Mic Cables be used under a load between an amp and passive speaker?

It is not advised, as the core sizes are meant for lower voltages that need rf/emi shielding. Higher voltages meant for moving air with a speaker cone to produce sound generally require a larger gauge, to which a shield isn’t as important since the rf/emi would be insignificant in relation to the signal.

15. What is Tone Shield™ Technology? 

It’s a combination of our layers of shielding, & OFC copper ratings, unique to our cables.

1. Are the connectors metal or plastic?

They are metal with 24k gold plated pins.

2. Are the cables 2 core?

No, they are a single core with 99% oxygen free copper with a polyethylene barrier and conductive polyethylene sub-shield (to combat handling noise) with a 92% spiral OFC copper shield (to eliminate RF/Emi) designed for ultimate flexibility and longevity.

3. What can I do if my cable breaks?

If you have the original purchase receipt you can request a repair or replacement by contacting us at warranty@tone-vault.com

4. What makes the Professional Series cables different from other instrument cables?

Tone Shield™ Technology, more durable connectors with 24k gold plated connectors as gold is a noble metal, it does not readily react with chemicals in most environments, meaning that gold plated connectors will retain their conductivity over time.

5. Why are our cables better than other instrument cable designs?

RF (radio frequency),electrostatic, and EMI (electromagnetic induction) noise from wireless devices like cell phones, electrical dimmers and fluorescent lighting, and bad wiring practices wreak havoc on signal transfer within instrument cables as some of this noise can get past even the best shields. This is even more of a problem in home studios. Our single core cables with Tone Shield™ technology can cancel much more noise than most  cables.

6. Do these cables break easily?

The professional Series instrument cables use a spiral OFC copper shield to achieve the strongest rf/emi rejection with the most durability & dexterity.

7. What is the best way to wrap the cable, so it lasts the longest?

Over under wrap is the way to go for both the ease of handling & the longevity of the cable.

8. What is the warranty on the Professional Series Instrument Cables?

Lifetime from the original purchase date, for the original purchaser – confirmed by the purchase receipt.

9. What is OFC copper and why is it used?

Extremely high grade, oxygen-free copper to prevent corrosion and maximize conductivity

10. Can my instrument cable be used as a connection for powered speakers?

Yes – Powered speakers are expecting to see a Line Level signal, which Tone Vault Cables are capable of handling.

11. Can Professional Series Instrument Cables be used under a load between an amp and passive speaker?

It is not advised, as the core sizes are meant for lower voltages that need rf/emi shielding. Higher voltages meant for moving air with a speaker cone to produce sound generally require a larger gauge, to which a shield isn’t as important since the rf/emi would be insignificant in relation to the signal. “Speaker Cable” with a thicker core is what you really should be using.

12. What is Tone Shield™ Technology?

It’s a combination of our layers of shielding, & OFC copper ratings, unique to our cables.

1. Are the connectors metal or plastic?

They are metal with 24k gold plated connectors.

2. Are the cables 2 core?

No, they are a single core with 99% oxygen free copper with a polyethylene barrier and conductive polyethylene sub-shield (to combat handling noise) with a 92% spiral OFC copper shield (to eliminate RF/Emi) designed for ultimate flexibility and longevity.

3. What can I do if my cable breaks?

If you have the original purchase receipt you can request a repair or replacement by contacting us at warranty@tone-vault.com

4. What makes the Professional Series cables different from other instrument cables?

Tone Shield™ Technology, more durable connectors with 24k gold plated connectors as gold is a noble metal, it does not readily react with chemicals in most environments, meaning that gold plated connectors will retain their conductivity over time.

5. Why are our cables better than other instrument cable designs?

RF (radio frequency),electrostatic, and EMI (electromagnetic induction) noise from wireless devices like cell phones, electrical dimmers and fluorescent lighting, and bad wiring practices wreak havoc on signal transfer within instrument cables as some of this noise can get past even the best shields. This is even more of a problem in home studios. Our single core cables with Tone Shield™ technology can cancel much more noise than most  cables.

6. Do these cables break easily?

The professional Series instrument cables use a spiral OFC copper shield to achieve the strongest rf/emi rejection with the most durability & dexterity.

7. What is the best way to wrap the cable, so it lasts the longest?

Over under wrap is the way to go for both the ease of handling & the longevity of the cable.

8. What is the warranty on the Professional Series Instrument Cables?

Lifetime from the original purchase date, for the original purchaser – confirmed by the purchase receipt.

9. What is OFC copper and why is it used?

Extremely high grade, oxygen-free copper to prevent corrosion and maximize conductivity

10. Can my instrument cable be used as a connection for powered speakers?

Yes – Powered speakers are expecting to see a Line Level signal, which Tone Vault Cables are capable of handling.

11. Can Professional Series Instrument Cables be used under a load between an amp and passive speaker?

It is not advised, as the core sizes are meant for lower voltages that need rf/emi shielding. Higher voltages meant for moving air with a speaker cone to produce sound generally require a larger gauge, to which a shield isn’t as important since the rf/emi would be insignificant in relation to the signal. “Speaker Cable” with a thicker core is what you really should be using.

12. What is Tone Shield™ Technology?

It’s a combination of our layers of shielding, & OFC copper ratings, unique to our cables.

13. Are the space saving angled connectors less quality than 1/4″ ones the longer instrument cables use?

There should be no detriment to the longevity of the cable due to the connectors from the design perspective.