The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 All  This Thread  Reviews  Gear Database  Gear for sale     Latest  Trending
Which $100 - $200 1/4" patchbay is NOT junk???
Old 20th July 2007
  #1
Lives for gear
 
PheelTheMusic's Avatar
 

Which $100 - $200 1/4" patchbay is NOT junk???

My home studio setup has grown to where a patchbay would be a very helpful tool. I think I have decided on going 1/4" due to economic considerations and the fact that this bay will be very lightly used.

Which of the cheap patchbays will not turn my signal to mush or crack after two weeks??? Thanks!
Old 20th July 2007
  #2
Lives for gear
 
yumdrum's Avatar
 

neutrik NYS-SPP-L 48 point 1/4" TRSthumbsup
Old 20th July 2007
  #3
Jai guru deva om
 
warhead's Avatar
 

I have been using a Samson S Patch Plus for a couple of years now with zero issues.

The ability to change normal modes on the fly from the face of the unit?

Priceless.

War
Old 20th July 2007
  #4
Lives for gear
 
manthe's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by yumdrum View Post
neutrik NYS-SPP-L 48 point 1/4" TRSthumbsup
+1 thumbsup

(actually, +3...I have 3 of them - FULL!)
Old 21st July 2007
  #5
Lives for gear
 
deuc647's Avatar
neutrikthumbsup
Old 21st July 2007
  #6
Moderator
 
James Lugo's Avatar
 

I had serious problebs with the Neutrick, I've had the DBX's for a year or so now and they've been better but not perfect, occational patch points go bad.
Old 21st July 2007
  #7
Gear Guru
 
Sounds Great's Avatar
 

Behringer.

A great product at a great price, in fact way under your budget. The only thing they make that I would actually recommend. thumbsup
Old 21st July 2007
  #8
I've had the Neutriks in our tracking room for going on 4 years now. No problems at all so far. I keep everything squeeky clean and am careful when putting in and taking out patch cables too.
Old 21st July 2007
  #9
Lives for gear
 

DBX works fine for me. I couldn't say about any of the others.
Old 21st July 2007
  #10
Gear Nut
 
GungaDin's Avatar
 

after reading a few good things about the Samson S-patch plus I bought 3 of them barely used. So far, so good! They look and feel very solid.

agreed about the ability to switch normalling on the front, too. very useful.
Old 21st July 2007
  #11
Gear Maniac
 
Windtaken's Avatar
 

is signal quality ever an issue with patchbays?
Old 21st July 2007
  #12
Lives for gear
 
amino's Avatar
Neutriks are fine.

Their TT's are great as well.
Old 21st July 2007
  #13
Lives for gear
 
Daniel Antix's Avatar
i dont have any problem with my dfegadbehringer ones... is it that hard to go wrong with a patch bay?
Old 21st July 2007
  #14
Lives for gear
 
3rdeyeKnight's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by yumdrum View Post
neutrik NYS-SPP-L 48 point 1/4" TRSthumbsup
Same here. Two years of uninterrupted connection so far. It probably goes without saying, but I think having quality cables is a must with this type of patch-bay.
Old 21st July 2007
  #15
w2w
Lives for gear
 
w2w's Avatar
 

The Samson S PLus are really nice for the money.They feel very smooth when patching.The Neutriks are a little tight & it always feels like you are forcing the cable in.The normalling switch is great too on the Samson.Dont let the name fool you.
Old 21st July 2007
  #16
Gear Maniac
 

I have the behringer also, but only for playback/ monitoring tape /CD /Dat and sound modules etc. Im not using it for ins and out on the console or inserts tho....

works fine.

B
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump