Cables and Connectors
Browse Australia’s largest range of cables for all your pro audio needs. Stocked in Canberra and ready to go across Australia. Our popular stage series XLRs are available in 14 different lengths to help you find the perfect length to reduce clutter. Find a wide range of TRS plug types, including the increasingly popular right-angle options. Guitar patch leads are now stocked in abundance, too! We also welcome the new brand, Cable Techniques, to our range. They specialise in low-profile XLR connectors, designed with the AV and broadcast industry in mind.
Whether you are connecting your home system, amplifying a musical instrument or building a PA sound system, audio cables are the vital link between the electronic devices you use. Cables for audio and video typically feature copper conductors to transfer the signal and an outer ground shield to disburse interference.
SWAMP provides a thorough range of audio accessories, components and leads for musicians and those in the pro audio field. Our range of audio cable connectors and accessories is constructed using carefully selected components and utilising advanced workmanship, producing a selection to meet the various needs of our customers across Australia. Chat to our knowledgeable team and we can help you get connected.
Shopping For Audio Cables Online in Australia
With such a wide choice of instruments and technologies on the market, most buyers quickly learn there’s a wide variety of options to choose from. Instead of shopping around and buying the wrong connectors, we recommend considering the following when buying audio cables online.
- Signal Type: Not all analog inputs and outputs are alike. From mics, power amps to electric guitars, the reason there’s an abundance of different cables on the market is due to different devices having different signal types. Guitars output high impedance (Hi-Z) signals while microphones low impedance (Low-Z) signals. Mixers and interfaces connect using line level signals that can be balanced or unbalanced and the final amp to loudspeaker connection uses speaker cable.
- Shielding Technology: The shield around the copper conductors is an important part of the construction, preventing EMI and RFI interference from reaching the audio signal and affecting the sound of your recording or live performance. If you’re setting up a recording studio, braided shields are preferred over spiral counterparts for their extra coverage over the conductors. Though the upside of spiral shields is the added flexibility making them great on stage. Multicores often include an additional foil shield which are extremely good at blocking interference. It is however more prone to tearing and breaking under cable strain, hence often only used for installations or in multicores where strain is reduced due to the diameter and thick outer jacket.
- Lengths: If you’ve ever set up for a live performance, you know how important it is to have enough length to reach across the stage (and how frustrating it is when you come up short.) Likewise you don’t want extra length and clutter ruining the look of your home studio. Fortunately, we accommodate the needs of venues, stages, rehearsal spaces and recording rooms of every type, and we stock a massive range of premade lengths as well as wire rolls sold by the metre if you have specific need.
Get Connected at Home and On the Road
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a professional on tour, speak to the team at SWAMP to learn more about our range of tech, accessories and parts. Catering to every budget and project type, we can help assess your microphone, TRS, guitar and speaker needs to get you kitted out before getting back on the road or into the home studio.