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Old 9th June 2002
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Cable Slutz

I'd like to start by saying "hi" to Chris and Jon. I'm the same soapbox that you know from the MusicPlayer forums. "Hello" to mwagener and the rest of the forum members as well.

I just had a bunch of cable snakes made for my keyboard module rack. It's all good stuff too: Neutrik plugs and Canare cables. The guy who made my snakes is a perfectionist who took a three-day course from NASA just to learn military grade soldering! He does a lot of tech work for Paramount Motion Pictures, and he services Speck Electronics mixers here in Los Angeles as well. This helps because I'll be using the Speck Xtramix v5 in my rack.

This rack actually has some outboard gear as well, so I still need to purchase a couple of standard insert "Y" cables (1 TRS - 2 TS). Does anyone have any brand advice for high-end pre-made cables? I'd like to stick with Neutrik plugs, but I'm open to suggestions.

FWIW, I've been advised by the Xtramix's designer not to use plugs that claim they are quarter-inch, but that actually conform to the metric system. He says that they won't make a good connection into the Xtramix's Switchcraft jacks. (There's no patchbay in this rack.) Neutrik or Switchcraft plugs were recommended for this reason.

I hope to have my new setup completed by this time next week. Thanks, in advance for any help.

Best,

Geoff
Old 10th June 2002
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One with big hooves
 
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Call Redco Audio and they'll build whatever you want from whatever you want for a reasonable price. 800-572-7280 They've made about half the snakes in my studio.
Old 10th June 2002
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Jay, thanks. I'll keep that info in reserve. I'm impressed with my guy here too. If my only choice is to have more cables made, I plan to call him first. I just thought that it might be a simple thing to purchase a couple of pre-made high-end standard insert "Y" cables. I just don't know what brands use the materials we're used to.

Best,

Geoff
Old 10th June 2002
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jon
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Hi, Geoff, good to see you here and good luck with your cabling.

I once cabled a studio all by myself.... Things worked great, but it took me forever. I leave that for the pros now...
Old 10th June 2002
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Jon, thanks for the welcome. It's good to "see" you online!

I imagine that you had a fair amount of cabling done when you got your new SSL last year. How has that desk worked out? I'd be surprised if it weren't a great draw; but then, times are tough for many right now. I hope that you're doing well.

Best,

Geoff
Old 11th June 2002
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Well, it's probably cheaper to have RedCo make them then someone else. I found that out the hard way. Do what you will but I'd call them. Almost every pro audio shop in the NYC area gets their high end cable made by them. Including SPDIF and AES cables.
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