A brief note on wires & wiring. The best signal path is the shortest route from producer to recorder via material with the highest conductivity. The wires at Abbey rd or AIR or SARM etc are usually hand (custom) made to order by their techs. The most cost effective method is to solder the cabling yourself but if thats too much hassle then look to brands like Van Damme & Sommer. We have the swiss VOVOX cables for our microphone but the rest are Van Damme.