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Re: re-cables and connectors

Subject: Re: re-cables and connectors
From: "Paul Jacobson" thebrunswicktwitcher
Date: Fri Dec 7, 2007 1:47 pm ((PST))
Hi Clint,

When I made up my cables I used canare L-4E6S terminated in 5pin  
Neutrix connectors. For the y-breakout cables I used canare L-2E5.  
The two cables will just squeeze into the exit hole of the boot on  
the 5-pin XLR. You'll have to play around with getting the internal  
cable clamp right as it's not really designed for two cables.  The XX  
series Neutriks are fine but possibly an issue if you intend to use  
them in very wet conditions. They have the advantage of being readily  
obtainable and can be found at most pro sound retailers. Also bear in  
mind that silver is more conductive than gold, and that tarnishing of  
the silver does not degrade electrical performance. On the other hand  
gold contacts apparently have better resistance to wear.


On 07/12/2007, at 11:22 PM, artsonics wrote:

> hi
> Thanks Dan and Julian for advice on previous query(I'm in NZ) .I am
> going to have a go at making some cables and I have a query to those
> using the Canare L4-E5c and L4-E6s. I need to know how you went about
> making up 'y'breakouts. Looking at a picture of some commercial
> available ones I see it looks like two cables emerge from a 5pin XLR.
> My question is are you chaps using other cable with a narrower
> diameter than the above mentioned ones or is it the same cable but
> using a larger diameter XLR connector (5pin for stereo) to accommodate
> the two cables thru the connector.If so what special XLR connectors
> are used. Also I was looking to see if Canare made a smaller diameter
> cable for mono that could be used for'Y'breakouts.(twin core plus  
> screen).
> I am also considering the Neutrik XX series XLR connectors for ease of
> availability (the gold pin versions) ....anyone have advice or
> experience with these? eg: how good would they be outdoors and
> environment? thank you again everyone.
>                           cheers clint
> "While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
> sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie  
> Krause
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