Monster Classic Balanced XLR Cable - 20' (Discontinued)


87 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

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Monster Classic Balanced XLR Cable - 20'
Monster Classic Balanced XLR Cable - 20'

Gearank Recommendation

Although we used to recommend the Monster Classic for DJs and small band setups, after a thorough review and updated research into XLR cables in September and October 2017, we found that there were new options that had higher ratings. Note that the ratings for this cable remained the same as they were when we recommended it, however there are now more highly rated options which you will find in our updated guide to The Best XLR Cables.


Monster Cable was started in 1979 by an audiophile engineer who experimented with copper qualities and different wiring methods to see if cables can be engineered to work and sound better.

By 1980, their popularity spread via word of mouth, fast forward to the future, the company continues to produce premium cables, one of which, the Classic Balanced XLR has garnered high ratings and recommendations.

While many of their claims of sound quality enhancement are disputed by those in pro audio circles, they do make cables that are solid and sturdy.


  • Length: 20’
  • Available Lengths: 10' to 30'
  • Magnetic Flux Tube design
  • Twisted Pair construction
  • Metal nickel-plated connectors
  • Duraflex outer jacket
  • 90% copper spiral wrap shielding