Better Cables Silver Serpent Balanced Audiophile XLR Interconnects

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  • Our award-winning, best-selling, price/performance audiophile balanced audio (XLR) cable.
  • MADE IN THE USA- terminated with Neutrik XLR connectors with silver contacts.
  • Great for any stereo or multi-channel audio application - including Preamps, Amplifiers, transports, DACS, High-Resolution Streaming Media, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, and LP.
  • Instantly improves your home audio or home theater experience.
  • Large silver-coated conductors for guaranteed low-loss connections. (Click here to see why we use silver in our cables)
  • For even better performance, see our flagship Blue Truth balanced audio cables with more silver, silver shielding, and upgraded TFE Teflon® dielectric!



Better Cables Silver Serpent Balanced Audiophile XLR Interconnects

1.56 feet (1/2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Anniversary - $149.95
  • 1.56 feet (1/2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Anniversary - $149.95
  • 1.56 feet (1/2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Patriot - $149.95
  • 1.56 feet (1/2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Snake - $149.95
  • 1.56 feet (1/2m) / Single Cable / Anniversary - $74.98
  • 1.56 feet (1/2m) / Single Cable / Patriot - $74.98
  • 1.56 feet (1/2m) / Single Cable / Snake - $74.98
  • 3.28 feet (1m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Anniversary - $169.95
  • 3.28 feet (1m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Patriot - $169.95
  • 3.28 feet (1m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Snake - $169.95
  • 3.28 feet (1m) / Single Cable / Anniversary - $84.98
  • 3.28 feet (1m) / Single Cable / Patriot - $84.98
  • 3.28 feet (1m) / Single Cable / Snake - $84.98
  • 6.56 feet (2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Anniversary - $219.95
  • 6.56 feet (2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Patriot - $219.95
  • 6.56 feet (2m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Snake - $219.95
  • 6.56 feet (2m) / Single Cable / Anniversary - $109.98
  • 6.56 feet (2m) / Single Cable / Patriot - $109.98
  • 6.56 feet (2m) / Single Cable / Snake - $109.98
  • 9.84 feet (3m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Anniversary - $279.95
  • 9.84 feet (3m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Patriot - $279.95
  • 9.84 feet (3m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Snake - $279.95
  • 9.84 feet (3m) / Single Cable / Anniversary - $139.98
  • 9.84 feet (3m) / Single Cable / Patriot - $139.98
  • 9.84 feet (3m) / Single Cable / Snake - $139.98
  • 16.40 feet (5m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Anniversary - $389.95
  • 16.40 feet (5m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Patriot - $389.95
  • 16.40 feet (5m) / Pair (2 Cables) / Snake - $389.95
  • 16.40 feet (5m) / Single Cable / Anniversary - $194.98
  • 16.40 feet (5m) / Single Cable / Patriot - $194.98
  • 16.40 feet (5m) / Single Cable / Snake - $194.98


Silver Serpent XLR Cable Overview

Silky-smooth audio using our advanced precision conductors and industry-low capacitance measurements. This audio cable is a dual conductor, twisted pair configuration. It features 99.999% pure silver-coated conductors. Balanced lines are the preferred method (for hum-free) interconnecting of sound systems using a shielded twisted pair. The principle behind balanced lines is that the signal is transmitted over one wire and received back on another wire. The shield does not carry any information, thus it is free to function as a true shield. This circuit's shining virtue is its great common-mode noise rejection ability.

The concept here relies on induced noise showing up equally (or common) on each wire. It is mainly due to EMI (electromagnetic interference: passing through or near magnetic fields), RFI (radio frequency interference: strong broadcast signals), noisy ground references, or a combination of all three. Our Silver Serpent XLR cables exhibit exactly equal impedance from each line relative to the ground, guaranteeing equal noise susceptibility. Since the balanced input stage amplifies only the difference between the lines, it rejects everything else (noise) that is common to the lines.

Silver is the conductivity KING when It comes to audio cables. Gold is good, copper is great, but silver is the best! Silver Serpents contain silver in the conductor. Silver, a precious metal, is the ONLY metal with a higher electrical conductivity than copper. Silver Serpent Audio Interconnects use 99.999% pure silver. The electrical conductivity of silver is 106% of that of annealed copper on the IACS scale. Even though the cost of silver is much greater than copper, its sonic benefits are immediately apparent. We also use ultra-pure copper in our Silver Serpent Audio Interconnects. The addition of copper brings “warmth” to the audio sound-complementing the sonic detail from the silver. The Silver Serpent Audio Interconnects strike a unique balance between outstanding performance and cost.

Silver Serpent XLR Audio Cable Technical Information

  • Features audiophile-grade Neutrik Male to Female XLR connectors with silver contacts.
  • Stranded-core silver-coated conductors.
  • Low 13 pF/ft capacitance.
  • Nitrogen-injected hard-cell insulation.
  • True 110-ohm impedance.
  • It also works for digital AES/EBU.

The hybrid construction gives all of the sonic benefits of silver (dynamic high frequencies) and all of the sonic benefits of copper (deep, tight bass response).

  I've played the cable game, with exotic interconnects with 4 figure price tags, and while they all have their individual charms I keep coming back to BetterCables. They do the job, without calling attention to themselves in any way, which is exactly what cabling should do!
John Kotches (Editor PC-Home Theater, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity)

The combination of silver, low-attenuation, and top-notch quality insulation makes this a world-class audio cable with no equal at ANY PRICE.


Customer Reviews

Based on 118 reviews
William Zapata
Good quality and craftsmanship

Cables look and feel exudes quality. Using to connect my DAC and Headphone amp. Can’t attest whether it improves sound or not…but the balanced connection using XLR (with this cables) sounds better than via unbalanced RCA. Overall pleased with cables.

Excellent cables. Save yourself a few bucks and buy these extremely well-engineered and reviewed ...

These cables are fantastic. I am of the belief that cables do make a difference, though perhaps not quite as much as some might like to imagine. These cables are well-made, featuring high purity copper wire with an added layer of silver, nitrogen injected hard-cell insulation, and silver coated interconnect contact surfaces. The contacts are geniune audiophile grade Neutrik connections, which are the acknowledged industry leader in such connection types. Basically, you are getting premium materials and build quality without paying a fortune. I'd suggest that you will hear no difference whatsoever between these and Audioquest cables costing 2x - 3x more. Sure, a basic name like "bettercables" may not have the same sex-appeal as some exotic brand that charges hundreds of dollars per foot, but these cables absolutely will open up your system and offer increased detail and dynamics. The improvement was immediately noticeable when I used these to replace Mogami Golds. between my preprocessor and my power amp This company has a refreshing business model that offers a quality cable that will improve your system without costing as much as (or more than) your components. These have been well-reviewed by many publications for good reason; read some of those reviews for further evidence of the excellent price:performance ratio of these cables. Strongly recommended; I am glad I stumbled upon these while researching XLR brands.

Jose D.
A high-quality XLR.

In fact, it's a much better audiophile cable than other brands that I'm not going to name, but if I highly recommend this XLR cable from Better cables, an excellent product at the height of brands that are ten times more expensive, I can tell you that because I own those XRL brands.

howard f.
Great Cable

Always a good experience.

James R.



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Our 30-day Iron-Clad, Risk-Free Guarantee ensures you will be another satisfied customer. We have many years of experience, dealing with thousands of customers. We assure you, our customer satisfaction is second to none.

Our satisfaction guarantee covers any reason, including:
You ordered the wrong cable.
You ordered the wrong length.
You are not satisfied with the cable's performance.

You can return your cable for a full refund (excluding any shipping charges) within 30 days of your purchase. You must obtain a Return Authorization (RA) and return the cables in their original new condition along with your original sales receipt. Special Orders, NON-BetterCables brand cables, and accessories are excluded from this guarantee, as they are not returnable. Click here to send a request for a Return Authorization.

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