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Derek...
Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:12 pm
 
So,
I have a mixer to boom jumper cable that has gone south and I'm
finding it especially difficult to repair. The coil makes it like
fitting a square peg in a round hole in the Neutrik connector (RA
female).

Anyone have any ideas for straightening the cable to facilitate easier
termination?

On a side note: Does anyone have a preferred maker of coily cable? I
have some that I bought from trey that has 4 conductors (not sure if
they're even twisted pairs) and a very meager braid-shield. So meager
that I almost always nick the insulation of one or more of the center
conductors when I'm removing the outer jacket with a blade.. Makes
for intermittent connections, very annoying.

Anyone try the loon coiled? How's the shield?

I'm hoping there is a Canare starquad of coiled cable somewhere out
there.. just not impressed with the stuff I have now.
 
David Hardy...
Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:34 pm
 
On May 21, 7:12 am, Derek <derek.dhan... at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
So,
I have a mixer to boom jumper cable that has gone south and I'm
finding it especially difficult to repair.  The coil makes it like
fitting a square peg in a round hole in the Neutrik connector (RA
female).

Anyone have any ideas for straightening the cable to facilitate easier
termination?

On a side note:  Does anyone have a preferred maker of coily cable?  I
have some that I bought from trey that has 4 conductors (not sure if
they're even twisted pairs) and a very meager braid-shield.  So meager
that I almost always nick the insulation of one or more of the center
conductors when I'm removing the outer jacket with a blade..  Makes
for intermittent connections, very annoying.

Anyone try the loon coiled?  How's the shield?

I'm hoping there is a Canare starquad of coiled cable somewhere out
there..  just not impressed with the stuff I have now.

I use a coiled starquad from Canford audio, I've had it about 18
months and it's been pretty good so far.
http://www.canford.co.uk/Browse/20340
 
Oleg Kaizerman...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:50 am
 
LOON AUDIO have excellent cables
"Derek" <derek.dhanson at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
So,
I have a mixer to boom jumper cable that has gone south and I'm
finding it especially difficult to repair. The coil makes it like
fitting a square peg in a round hole in the Neutrik connector (RA
female).

Anyone have any ideas for straightening the cable to facilitate easier
termination?

On a side note: Does anyone have a preferred maker of coily cable? I
have some that I bought from trey that has 4 conductors (not sure if
they're even twisted pairs) and a very meager braid-shield. So meager
that I almost always nick the insulation of one or more of the center
conductors when I'm removing the outer jacket with a blade.. Makes
for intermittent connections, very annoying.

Anyone try the loon coiled? How's the shield?

I'm hoping there is a Canare starquad of coiled cable somewhere out
there.. just not impressed with the stuff I have now.

 
Rob Lewis...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:55 am
 
On May 21, 2:12 am, Derek <derek.dhan... at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
So,
I have a mixer to boom jumper cable that has gone south and I'm
finding it especially difficult to repair.  The coil makes it like
fitting a square peg in a round hole in the Neutrik connector (RA
female).

Anyone have any ideas for straightening the cable to facilitate easier
termination?

On a side note:  Does anyone have a preferred maker of coily cable?  I
have some that I bought from trey that has 4 conductors (not sure if
they're even twisted pairs) and a very meager braid-shield.  So meager
that I almost always nick the insulation of one or more of the center
conductors when I'm removing the outer jacket with a blade..  Makes
for intermittent connections, very annoying.

Anyone try the loon coiled?  How's the shield?

I'm hoping there is a Canare starquad of coiled cable somewhere out
there..  just not impressed with the stuff I have now.

I too hear that Loon Audio Makes some nice coil cables. I have
switched to a straight cable for bag work and it has made my life much
easier.
 
Whitney Ince...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:53 am
 
On May 21, 10:12 am, "Charles Tomaras" <toma... at (no spam) tomaras.com> wrote:
Quote:
"Rob Lewis" <lewisproau... at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message

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I too hear that Loon Audio Makes some nice coil cables.  I have
switched to a straight cable for bag work and it has made my life much
easier.

Curious how a straight cable would make yout life easier for bag work?

I use a Plug on for my boom 90 percent of the time now makes my life
so much easier and since I use Rechargeable 9v it is not hurting the
mother nature
 
vin...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:34 am
 
Quote:
 So meager
that I almost always nick the insulation of one or more of the center
conductors when I'm removing the outer jacket with a blade..  

use a proper adjustable circular coax stripper, and you wont have this
happen.

on the other hand - i too would like to know of coiled cable
manufacturers apart from Canford, if any...

-vin
 
vin...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:36 am
 
i've seen some really heavy duty coiled cable for DC - battery to
power dist, etc. Wonder where one can get some of this...

-vin
 
Charles Tomaras...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:12 am
 
"Rob Lewis" <lewisproaudio at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message
news:53bfbb6d-f29f-4344-88e1-8e65444b0cea at (no spam) d12g2000vbr.googlegroups.com...

Quote:
I too hear that Loon Audio Makes some nice coil cables. I have
switched to a straight cable for bag work and it has made my life much
easier.

Curious how a straight cable would make yout life easier for bag work?
 
Glen Trew...
Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:59 pm
 
On May 21, 12:34 pm, vin <soundtr... at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
 So meager
that I almost always nick the insulation of one or more of the center
conductors when I'm removing the outer jacket with a blade..  

use a proper adjustable circular coax stripper, and you wont have this
happen.

on the other hand - i too would like to know of coiled cable
manufacturers apart from Canford, if any...

-vin

Here is a listing for bulk coiled audio cable by Remote Audio:
http://www.trewaudio.com/store/product.php?productid=710&cat=18&page=1.
There is a practical limit to how long a single coiled cable can be,
and this cable is unusual in that it extends to 18 feet plus the
straight portion at each end. It has 5 conductors plus an overall
shield, with the 5th conductor individually shielded. It is custom
made for Remote Audio in Asia. This cable was spec'd for a few
reasons. It allows a single cable to be used for:

1) Internal boom pole cabling, mono or stereo.

2) Stereo headsets with talkback/slate microphone

3) Durable coiled cable XLR jumpers.

Remote Audio also has a more simple coiled cable with two shielded
conductors, useful for short XLR jumpers. I couldn't find the listing,
so I'll try to post it soon.

Glen Trew
 
 
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