Often I use stereo microphones, and I mostly do locations recording, so any way I can reduce the number of cables I can carry and lay out is a blessing. Therefore, my standard microphone cable has five conductors, and I use 3-pin to 5-pin adaptors on each end. 5-pin DMX cables work just fine as microphone cables. The 110 Ohm characteristic impedance and wave reflection is not an issue for the wavelengths of audio signals (until you have a cable a couple of kilometers long), so these work great.
These cables are well built, long, and inexpensive. Even though I live in the USA, it is worth me buying these (along with a lot of other gear) from Thomann and paying the shipping.
The connectors are not the best, and if I were building these I'd use better ones, but these are serviceable. Even if you just consider the wire alone, these are worth the cost.
Bought a few short versions first to check if all 5 pins connected, they are, so ordered more longer versions. The quality is just as good. There are a few occasions when 5 pin connections needed, for DMX signal, plus low voltage power connection too. Recommend. Overall the service from Thomann has been excellent over the past five years I've been buying from them.
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