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XLR Connectors

The ETI Research offers a range of XLR Connectors suitable for all cable types.

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Brio XLR Connector

The new ETI Research Brio XLR Connector is an advanced step for ETI as it has taken some time for CNC machining to get to the point where the female connection can be machined to the thickness ETI Research knows is optimum for the finest sound quality possible.

CONDUCTOR

Rhodium Plated Tellurium Copper

HOUSING

Brass (Black Finish)

ETI Research Brio XLR Connector

For some time, XLR connectors with some type of Copper have been available, but many of the male pins have too much mass, which causes excessive capacitance and subsequently alters the sound. Some of these XLR connectors, while having Copper male connectors, were still formed with brass on the female side. The reason why is the hollow nature of the female pin was difficult to machine and a lot cheaper to make by using the original pins formed in Brass moulds.

ETI Research was still not interested because this defeated the purpose of using Copper for superior sound quality. The next step was to get female connectors made out of Copper. This was achieved by rolling flat Copper to make the female connection. This still resulted in problems when it came to uniformity because the surface contact area for inserting the male was not consistent and could make the connection unstable.

An additional problem was surface thickness. ETI Research has found the best-sounding thickness for low-voltage connectors. Going thicker or thinner negatively influences sound quality. We feel the best connector has the least effect on sound and that is what ETI Research constantly strives to achieve.

So we waited until we could manufacture what we felt was simply the best XLR connector on the market. The ETI Research Brio XLR Connector has both the male and female connectors CNC machined with optimum wall thickness and Rhodium Plated for excellent durability in long-term usage.

The ETI Research Brio XLR Connector’s refinements include:

  • Copper machined connectors (both male and female)
  • Silver Plated without any Nickel
    Teflon Dielectric
  • Brass housing for superior vibration damping and EMI/RF noise rejection.
  • Short housing to help in the XLR cable not extending too much for better cable management

 

Accommodates cables up to 13mm, or with insert installed 9mm.

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Kryo XLR Connector

The new Kryo XLR Connector marks the first time ETI Research has produced this type of connector. It has taken time for CNC machining to progress to the point where the female connection can be machined to the thickness ETI Research knows is best.

CONDUCTOR

Silver Plated Tellurium Copper

HOUSING

Brass (Black Finish)

ETI Research Kryo XLR Connector

For a long time XLR connectors with some type of Copper have been available but many of the male pins have too much mass, which causes excessive capacitance and alters the sound. Some of these XLR connectors had Copper male connectors while the female connectors were still Brass formed! This is because the hollow nature of the female pin was difficult to machine and a lot cheaper to make by using the original pins formed in Brass molds.

ETI Research was still not interested because this defeated the purpose of using Copper for greater sound quality. The next step to produce female connectors out of Copper was undertaken by rolling flat Copper to make the female connection. This resulted in more problems when it came to uniformity because the surface contact area for inserting the Male was not consistent and could make the connection unstable.

Associated with these problems was surface thickness. ETI Research has found the best sounding thickness for low-voltage connectors: Thicker causes negative influences in sound quality, as did going too thin. We feel the best connector has the least effect on sound and that is what ETI Research works to achieve. So we waited until we could manufacture what we felt was the best on the market.

The ETI Research Kryo XLR Connector has both male and female connectors CNC machined with optimum wall thickness  and made from Tellurium Copper for durability, which is important for long-term use. The result in the unsurpassed Kryo XLR Connector you see today.

The ETI Research Kryo XLR Connector refinements include:

  • Copper machined connectors, both male and female
  • Silver plated without any Nickel
  • Teflon dielectric
  • Brass housing for superior vibration damping and EMI/RF noise rejection.
  • Short housing to help the XLR cable not extend too much for better cable management

 

Accommodates cables up to 13mm, or 9mm with insert installed.

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Nexus XLR Connector

The ETI Research Nexus XLR Connector offers the outstanding quality you would expect from ETI Research. Both the male and female connectors are made from machined Copper. Many XLR Connectors on the market are a brass type that offers poor conductivity and will impede the quality of the audio carried through the cable and eventually to your ears.

CONDUCTOR

Silver Plated Tellurium Copper

HOUSING

Aluminium (Silver Finish)

ETI Research Nexus XLR Connector

Other brands will state they are made with Copper, and while this may be true, it’s likely only on the male External Line Return as machining female connectors from Copper is expensive.

ETI Research’s premium technique is to roll the female connector from flat copper. This allows the precision needed for sufficient surface area contact between the male and female connector pins, guaranteeing you nothing but the best possible audio quality, whether recording music or running a long balanced audio cable for versatility.

The NEXUS XLR Connector was made for the ease of updating your existing audio, video or stage lighting cable. Simply cut off the old connector and screw on the the NEXUS XLR, as all three wires can be screwed if needed. A versatile product, the capability of soldering is still available for those who would prefer to utilise this method.

ETI Research Nexus XLR Female Connector
ETI Research Nexus XLR Connector