Balanced Connection


Balanced XLR male to stereo jack

The CIM MV microphone cable is used for balanced transmission of audio signals, for example from drum machines, interfaces and audio workstations to studio monitors or other mixers with balanced XLR inputs.

NEUTRIK® has developed this REAN SILVER® XLR male and 6.3 mm stereo jack plugs. Combined with our Essentials Cable 1 bulk cable, this cable offers a conductor area of 0.22 mm² (AWG 24) and a spiral shielding of bare copper wires. It is particularly flexible due to the single strand construction (28 x 0.10 mm) and thus allows good spooling.

The CIM MV is in many points the cheaper alternative to our CPM MV, but the capacitance values (conductor/conductor) are higher, so that attenuations in the signal are possible especially over longer distances.

For unbalanced transmission of mono audio signals to an XLR input, we recommend the CIM MP.

Product information
cable essentials cable 1
Jacket PVC
cable assign MV
connector brand REAN SILVER ®
1x XLR male 3-pole
1x 1/4" Plug stereo
technical data
Technical facts
Conductor area 0.22 mm²
Composition of conductor 28 x 0.10 mm
Material bare copper
Conductor resistance < 80 Ohm/km
Shielding spiral shield (90% coverage)
Capacity cond.-cond. (pF/m) < 80 pF/m
category Balanced Connection
diameter 5.9 ± 0.2 mm
Conductor isolation LDPE
Lenghts & colours
Colour Length Matchcode item no.
0.30 CIM 0.3 MV 10683
0.60 CIM 0.6 MV 10687
1.50 CIM 1.5 MV 10693
3.00 CIM 3 MV 10701
6.00 CIM 6 MV 10707
9.00 CIM 9 MV 10713