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Old 15th February 2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Making my own aes/ebu cable

As far as I understand, the AES/EBU on the deq2496 and dcx2496 uses the XLR connector type.
What type of cable do i need? the 110ohm shielded?
would something like this work?
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-244

what about soldering the connections?
is it the same as the balanced xlr?

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Old 15th February 2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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It's connected in exactly the same way as a normal XLR. Yes, you need 110 Ohm. It's often coloured purple to distinguish it from analogue audio leads.
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Old 15th February 2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply,
None of the cables on the partsexpress website mention 110ohm, should i look elsewhere?
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Old 16th February 2006, 09:18 AM   #4
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Try a professional audio vendor. Trouble is, they will want to sell you a reel of cable. They will probably sell ready-made patch cords, though.
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There's loads on eBay . . .
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I bought some decent AES/EBU cable and Neutrik XLR's on markertek.com
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Old 17th February 2006, 04:02 AM   #7
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thank you for ur suggestions,
i went ahead and ordered from markertek.com
very decent prices for my cabling needs.
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Old 17th February 2006, 03:11 PM   #8
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It's been a few years since I dealt with them, but I always had great cables from Clark Wire & Cable in the Chicago area. http://www.clarkwire.com/index.htm

When I was a chief engineer, I ordered quite a bit of cable from them. Very high quality stuff, and reasonable prices. If you called them, they often had odds and ends that you could get to play with. And, they have some wild combo cables.

One thing I really liked about most of their cables was that they were flexible in cold weather. Back in the 90's they were about the only people who had that.
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Old 24th February 2006, 09:46 PM   #9
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Got my wires and connectors from markertek.com today, very nice!

one question, I don't need the pin 1 (ground) for aes/ebu right?
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