The Neutrik NC3FX is the industry standard 3 pin, female XLR cable connector. With a road worthy diecast nickle plated housing and only 4 parts, it is as easy to assemble as it is durable. The chuck type strain relief grips most cable sizes like a vise and the large silver plated solder cups will accept wire gauges up to 18AWG. The silver plated bronze contacts are rated up to 16A of current, insuring faultless signal transfer. When you need an XLR, this is the connector.