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Old 09-23-2018, 09:54 PM
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How long do interconnects last ? Do they degrade with age ? Should I be concerned about buying a high end used XLR interconnect if it is more than 5 years old ? Assume that the cable was well cared for.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:43 PM
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If properly cared for, that is, stored properly with no kinks or connector damage,they should last decades.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:45 PM
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I've got pairs from the 80's that play fine once the connectors were cleaned up. The only thing that can go wrong is the connectors coming un-soldered if abused. XLR's are more robust connectors to start with.
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Deoxit works great on the contact surfaces.
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Thanks all ! Just as I suspected.
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You may also want to run any purchasing ideas by Ivan, he has given me incredible deals on cables that rival many much more expensive ones I have. I asked him similar questions.
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