The Xhadow Precision Reference XLR is easily the finest XLR in the world.
The Xhadow Precision XLR has been designed with respect for the audiophile perspective: Precision, purity, simplicity and elegance.
Regarding the manufacture - the main barrel and rear-nut are machined from pure aluminum rod-stock and hard anodized in "Xhadow Gray" for a durable and non-conductive finish. This assembly houses an internal strain relief machined from brass.
Into this barrel assembly fits the plug part:
An outer passive shell machined from brass and mirror chrome plated, holds a machined Teflon dielectric, in which the silver plated pure OFC copper machined contacts are held. Each contact allows the termination of the wire to be an air tight joint via set-screw or a solder joint, or both; giving the cable designer and manufacturer or DIY'er connection choices and great ease of assembly. Each connection can receive a 1.6mm diameter wire. The shell is engraved "XHADOW" along the top arc of the shell's front border indicating the top-orientation.
The fit of these connectors is smooth but very strong, with a tremendous amount of contact pressure to ensure perfect and consistent signal passage with a minimum of contact resistance. The plugs can receive cables of up to 9.5mm diameter.
Finally ... an XLR that meets exacting audiophile standards!
Price; £60.00 +vat +p&p