For more than a quarter of a century, Neutrik has designed and manufactured the industry standard in professional audio connectors — including the universally accepted, often imitated, but never duplicated "X" series XLR cable connector. Having already set the industry standard, Neutrik continues to offer innovative solutions to the audio industry. For the first time anywhere, Neutrik will unveil the next generation of XLR cable connectors — the NC**XX series — at Winter NAMM 2005 in Anaheim (Booth #6225, Hall A).
Similar in style to the NP*X series of quarter inch phone plugs, the NC**XX series is easy to assemble and simple to use and will be available in 3 to 7 pole configurations. The compact unique styled die cast shell has internal threads that mate with the external threads on the boot to eliminate damage sometimes found on exposed threads. It still incorporates Neutrik’s unique chuck-type strain relief and will provide stylish color-coding on the boot. Additional features include unique female cage type contact that will increase conductivity and reduce wear of the male contacts and a new ground contact that will provide better integrity between the chassis and cable connectors. The NC**XX series is available in nickel housing with silver contacts, black metal housing with silver contacts and black metal housing with gold contacts.
"With constant improvements in the audio industry, it is incumbent on us as the leading audio connector manufacturer to keep pace and provide customers with the highest quality products to support the technology being provided," stated Norbert Nachbauer, Marketing Director of Neutrik AG. "At Neutrik, we are meeting that challenge. Our next generation of XLR connectors provides unequaled performance through quality thinking and quality design. The introduction of the NC**XX series was partly in response to suggestions we received from our customers regarding our X series. The new unified shell is stronger and mates with our current X series connectors. "
Nachbauer emphasizes that "Quality infused with innovation is our main concern, so with the introduction of our new XX series, users can be assured that they are using a reliable and robust product."
Neutrik manufactures a wide array of XLR connectors and receptacles, jacks and plugs, speaker connectors and accessories for the professional audio industry.