Neutrik balanced 1/4" Jack to Male XLR Van Damme cable

This lead is made using Neutrik connectors NP3X 1/4" TRS Jack Plug and NC3MXX 3 pin XLR and Van Damme balanced cable in the assembly which are some of the best names in the industry when it comes to audio.

This lead is also known as 'TRS to male XLR' or 'Balanced jack to male XLR' or '3 pole jack to male XLR' all the terms are the same.

Cable Length


Leads 1m or less (patch leads) will be measured visible cable from the rear black boot of the connector. We add 100mm of cable FREE to compensate for the connectors.

Leads over 1m will be measured cut length of cable. The connectors use up 100mm of cable.

If you need any specific length or need a little extra please ask - it can be made to that length as these are made to measure when we receive the order. 


Connections are made between the connectors on:

Pin 2 XLR - Tip Jack (Hot)
Pin 3 XLR - Ring Jack (Cold)
Pin 1 XLR - Sleeve Jack (Screen)

These are standard connections.

For mic/line level use only - this is NOT for connections between an amplifier output to passive speaker

This lead is a balanced configuration made only for balanced audio equipment

Note if you use this lead on a piece of audio equipment that doesn't have a balanced input or output your audio may not sound correct as pin 3 will not be connected. Please ensure that both your input and output is balanced before buying this lead. Please consult your user manual for both of your input and output audio equipment if you are unsure.

Typical applications for this lead:

  • Mixer output to active speaker input (note an active speaker is a speaker with an amplifier built into it also know as a powered speaker)
  • Mixer to amplifier inputs
  • Link lead between power amplifiers
  • Output of a piece of audio equipment to mixer input channel
  • Patching in racks between FX units, EQ media output devices.
  • Can be used for any mic/line level use
  • DJ mixer booth output to active speaker (not a passive speaker)

Please note that all inputs and output must be balanced


Van Damme Cable Specification:

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Mechanical specification cable

Conductor Material Bare silver plated ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
Stranding 7 x 0.10mm
Material Bare ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
Stranding 21 x 0.10mm
Insulation Material XLPE Cross linked polyethylene
Diameter 1.60mm ±0.10
Colour coding Red, Blue
Cabling Type Twisted pair with cotton yarn fillers & paper wrap
Lay length 25mm
Screen Type 80 x 0.10mm close lap spiral bare oxygen free copper wire
Jacket Material Flexible PVC/Neoprene composite
Average thickness 1.40mm
Overall diameter 6.35mm ±0.15
Physical properties unaged
Jacket (at 60ºC) Tensile strength >8N/mm2
Elongation >250%
Heat shock test 120 ºC x 1 hour - no cracks
Test voltage 1000 Vdc x 1 minute OK
Electrical characteristics
Resistance Conductor Ohm/Km <85
Screen Ohm/Km <85
Insulation M Ohm/Km >5000
Capacitance Core to core pF/m 56 nominal


Neutrik Connectors:

Neutrik make some of the best connectors that are available the world over. There are many copies of the Neutrik connectors available on the internet, don't be fooled by the cheaper makes they may break down and cause problems, why risk it? These are genuine Neutrik connectors.


We make this lead

We have been in the audio industry for well over 30 years. We make this lead up using Neutrik and Van Damme cable in our workshop made professionally for you with our years of experience you are in safe hands.


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Van Damme Cable Neutrik TRS 1/4 Jack Plug to Male XLR Lead

  • Product Code: VDNP3XNC3MXX
  • £11.21

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