New Gear Review: Hosa Technology Edge Series Cables

Hosa_Edge_CablesHosa’s new Edge Series cable products all feature Neutrik connectors, oxygen-free Copper (OFC) conductors and world-class workmanship. Hosa Edge cables offer a unified line of microphone, guitar and speaker cables that can be used across the entire signal chain in the studio and in live sound.

Hosa Edge CMK microphone cables utilize Neutrik XX-series connectors with gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance, a zinc die-cast housing and their compression-fit strain relief system. They come in 3-ft. to 100-ft. lengths and are perfect for any studio, project or pro.

Available in 5-ft. to 30 ft. lengths, the Hosa Edge guitar cables use Neutrik X-Series precision-machined plugs with gold-plated contacts, zinc housing and strain reliefs and 20-gauge (OFC) cable with 95% braided shield,

Edge Speaker Cables use precision-machined Neutrik speakON NL2FX twist-lock connectors and Neutrik jumboPLUG 1/4-inch connectors featuring one-piece contacts for signal integrity and structural rigidity. The 12-gauge (OFC) conductors reduce resistance for maximum signal transfer.

I found two of the 15-ft. SKT-215 Edge speaker cables perfect for connecting my Yamaha NS10M speakers to my power amp in my studio. Their PVC jacketing is durable yet remains flexible and easy to work with—much better than the heavy house wiring power cabling I had been using.

Depending on length and connector configuration, Hosa Technology’s new Edge Series cables range from $45.45 to $145.80; Edge guitar cables are priced from $46.50 to $81; and the Edge speaker cables sell from $37.65 - $232.50.

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.