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Low-profile cable/connector with Schoeps CMC1

Hi all,

At some point later this year, I have been thinking of purchasing a couple of the new CMC1 amplifiers for situations like soloist pickup where there is videography.

To maintain a low profile, I was planning to use something like Mogami 3031 and right-angle Neutrik connectors. I use a couple of long K&M booms on the K&M round cast bases, which sort of visually approximates the Schoeps RC tubes.

If anyone has further ideas or recommendations for keeping things minimal in this context with the CMC1's, I'd appreciate any input!
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Hi all,

At some point later this year, I have been thinking of purchasing a couple of the new CMC1 amplifiers for situations like soloist pickup where there is videography.

To maintain a low profile, I was planning to use something like Mogami 3031 and right-angle Neutrik connectors. I use a couple of long K&M booms on the K&M round cast bases, which sort of visually approximates the Schoeps RC tubes.

If anyone has further ideas or recommendations for keeping things minimal in this context with the CMC1's, I'd appreciate any input!
I would go with the WA 2697. The 3031 is a nightmare to terminate because the shield is impossible to unbraid.
Switchcraft makes a low profile right angle connector that is nice for hanging.

All the best,
Mark
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I would go with the WA 2697. The 3031 is a nightmare to terminate because the shield is impossible to unbraid.
Switchcraft makes a low profile right angle connector that is nice for hanging.

All the best,
Mark
Really good suggestions, thank you as always for the excellent advice Mark.
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Wow, $200 for 650'. That's pretty reasonable. Not star quad right?

By the way, I bough a bunch of Gotham Audio GAC3 and I am really unhappy how it handles compared to the skinny star-quad Mogami (sorry, I don't remember the number). Develops bad habits even after being over-under'd more than a few times. It seems like I need to struggle with coiling it EVERY time. And I don't hear any difference at least under the conditions in which I work. Not loving it!

D.
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Yeah, it's pretty reasonable indeed.

Hmm, FWIW I have a bunch of GAC-3 as well, and generally speaking I've found it very pliable and well-behaved, particularly when coiling longer lengths. A couple of remnant lengths I got from Gotham USA were a little unruly in the beginning, but we have since come to an understanding -- i.e. certainly not getting worse over time.

I hesitate to even acknowledge the latter part of your post for fear that this poor innocent thread might, through no fault of your own, succumb to that familiar and terrible scourge: the audibility-of-cables argument
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the audibility-of-cables argument
In high quality cable, there is none.

D.
Old 1 week ago
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If you think that any of the listed cables are difficult to wind, try the mini lav cable... It is wonderfully rugged and almost invisible, but it is a nightmare to deal with if it is not coiled perfectly.
Also, you need to build up the cable at the connector and I encapsulate the solder joints in hot melt to reduce the strain on the 28 ga conductors.
It's also nice for flypack kits because it is so light. You can get an entire kit of cable for about 6 lbs. I end using a gram scale to tell the difference between 15 and 20m cables.
My only complaint about the Switchcraft low profile cables is that they only have a right angle option.
-m
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Wow, $200 for 650'. That's pretty reasonable. Not star quad right?
Copper costs money. These are 28ga conductors. They are not the end all for microphonics, but all in all they sound fine. We have about 2km of the stuff. Great for Opera and other low profile jobs.
All the best,
-mark
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Makes sense Mark. Better than telco wire and line drivers.

D.
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I use the Cable Techniques low profile XLR connectors all the time. They are great - lightweight and small and easy to adjust the cable exit location.

-Mike
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I use the Cable Techniques low profile XLR connectors all the time. They are great - lightweight and small and easy to adjust the cable exit location.

-Mike
The Cable Techniques connectors are very nice, but they cost $15 ea vs $4 for the Switchcraft...
As always, YMMV.
-mark
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