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Chad Kettering

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Re: Cables
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2010, 06:07:59 AM »
Jesse,

I build my own. But here are some good places:

http://www.proaudiola.com

http://www.redco.com

http://www.audiopile.net


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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2010, 09:15:33 AM »
dude... A single 3' Mogami cable is $45 and increasing length (quantity) doesn't seem to do much much in the way of price discount. If I were to upgrade my studio and re-wire with all Mogami I'd be looking at about $10,000 minimum. Ridiculous.

That's why I make my own. You can buy a box of Belden cable which is 500-1000 feet of cable, that will set you back $150-250 a box. Then you buy all the connectors which are the most expensive part. 15 years ago when I did this I think I used 3 boxes of cable, but I was using a mixer and many patch bays at the time, most of those cables are now in boxes in my garage since I use less stuff now. The high end Belden stuff is just as good as Mogami, a lot of pro studios use it, just doesn't have the hip factor any more. I bought most of my stuff from full compass, they had pretty good prices on the stuff back then. I don't remember the exact type of cable I used, but here is their belden listings:

http://www.fullcompass.com/brand.php?brand_id=BEL&rewrite_name=Audio-Cable-Raw&query=belden&brandShowAll=1

I'm pretty sure these are the connectors I bought, they still work fine after 15 years:
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/287873.html

BTW I'll be using some of these cables at SoundQuest Fest.  ;D
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Re: Cables
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2010, 11:20:48 AM »
I'm good with soldering and I had made some basic connectors years ago - but just a few. So yeah, I could go that route. I'm not convinced it would make a noticable difference though.

Loren - well, if you're not using those cables feel free to sell them to me!

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Re: Cables
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2010, 08:27:13 PM »
Here is another strong contender for high quality cables. Try out www.monoprice.com

They sell very high quality cables for an incredible price. If you look at audio cable -professional they have some nice ones that can hardly be made at that price. Check it out!


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Re: Cables
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2010, 09:03:55 AM »
Chad.....thanks for the proaudiola.com link.  I Purchased a pair of xlr to 1/4" trs cables from them today!

I really like that you can custom order the cable lengths & configuration, its usually hard to get short run cables for chaining outboard gear
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Re: Cables
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2010, 06:18:14 AM »
Your welcome!