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AudioQuest Mackenzie XLR

Balanced audio interconnect cables with XLR plugs (.75 meters/2.5 feet)

Item # 703MCXLR75

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Named after Canada's longest river, AudioQuest's beautifully built Mackenzie interconnects offer long-term listening enjoyment. Each cable features three solid copper conductors to virtually eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound.

AQ's Mackenzie cables let the music flow

Named after Canada's longest river, AudioQuest's beautifully built Mackenzie interconnects offer long-term listening enjoyment. Each cable features three solid copper conductors to virtually eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound.

Mackenzie's solid (not stranded) conductors are made of AQ's Perfect Surface Copper+. Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion Perfect Surface Copper+ conductor. The resulting sound quality is even more focused and simply less in the way.

Solid connectors

Mackenzie's XLR plugs feature new connectors and new pins. The connectors are fastened by cold welding — a solder-less process that uses high pressure and silver paste to minimize signal loss. By contrast, solder tends to impede the signal, and the heating of the copper conductor during soldering can negatively affect its performance.

Product Highlights:

  • 1 pair of audio interconnects with XLR terminals
  • 3 solid copper conductors per cable eliminate the distortion caused by electrical and magnetic interaction of cable strands
  • conductors are made of high-purity, low-oxide Perfect-Surface Copper+
  • stiff Nitrogen-Injected Hard-Cell Foam insulation stabilizes the position of the conductors to maintain consistent impedance over the length of the cable
  • carbon-based 3-layer Noise-Dissipation System prevents RF interference from reaching the equipment's ground plane
  • 3-conductor Triple-Balanced Geometry — the separate ground conductor ensures that positive and negative signals have equally low-distortion conducting paths
  • cold-welded, silver-plated purple copper XLR plugs
  • black-and-brown braided jacket
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

AudioQuest Mackenzie XLR

Anonymous from Bartlett, IL on 3/5/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great cables. Sounds quality is amazing. Stepped this up from a cheap lesser quality cable and I can hear the difference. Price was good for the quality. Thank you

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I love my XLR interconnects

Joe from Wooster, Ohio on 9/19/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent cables. The choices of lengths is great, since I purchased the 0.5M and the 0.75M to keep the interconnection as short as possible. The connectors are extremely well made, and connect to the components with a solid precision....no wiggle room.

Pros: precision quality selection of lengths

Cons: none

AudioQuest Mackenzie XLR

Anonymous from Redding, CA on 9/11/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Solid construction. Detailed sound. Good purchase.

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Worth the investment.

Thomas from San Francisco CA. on 7/16/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An audible improvement over my old XLR CABLES. Not radical but a nicer separation, more clarity and most important a boost to subtle effects which to me can make all the difference between a good listening experience versus a great one.

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AudioQuest Mackenzie XLR

Cullen from Bohemia, NY on 4/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent cable. Improved the sound tremendously.

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Why did you buy this?

Quality n price [ RYAN R  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Need and AudioQuest quality! [ J. PATRICK  Dec 21, 2016 ]
All my cable are Audioquest, and I just purchased a five channel amp that I need to connect [ Chris  Sep 17, 2016 ]
Material performance [ Robert  Dec 11, 2015 ]
Good quality at a reasonable price. [ Robert Smith  Dec 04, 2015 ]
Read product reviews [ Vincent  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Quality n price. Needed distance. [ RYAN R  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Connection between my receiver and headphone amp [ John  Feb 14, 2017 ]
Parasound recommended XLR connectors and I have had good results with AudioQuest products. [ Keith  Nov 22, 2017 ]
needed short high quality interconnects for amp to pre amp [ F  Aug 25, 2017 ]
Good experience with AudioQuest cables in the past. A good review on Crutchfield and several other good reviews online. [ Thomas  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Need and AudioQuest quality! [ J. PATRICK  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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