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Old 21st March 2009, 09:55 PM   #11
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For Redel, try Mouser
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Old 21st March 2009, 10:08 PM   #12
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The Redel connectors start at ~ USD13 for a two pin connector moving to ~ USD25 for an eight way from Mouser. They might be a god choice for a power supply umbilical cord
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I use DIN for phono, XLR for line level. I have been sorely tempted by those little gold RF jobs that I see used in a lot of wireless routers...

They are called MCX snap in connectors. SMC with flex coax would be a better choice IMO.

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Old 22nd March 2009, 12:06 AM   #14
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XLR are all 3 wire, ie 2 plus shield.
They are great for audio and balanced is hard to beat for an extra boost in S/N ratio (+6dB over SE). They are really good in single ended mode ( psuedo differential) as well.
You can get them up to seven pin, although, I would be using them basically as a DIN, not in balanced mode.
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You can get them up to seven pin, although, I would be using them basically as a DIN, not in balanced mode.
http://www.neutrik.com/us/en/audio/2...oductlist.aspx
Yes, but always 3 pin for audio. The name of the game is line level compatability with other gear (i.e. standards).
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I see these being implemented more and more in RF eqpt at work. They are small, quick(snap on), and reliable. I've wondered if they would be valuable as SE connectors...

http://www.amphenolrf.com/products/s...42E006547E17F&
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those are the ones in wifi antennas. most of them are rated for 100 connects. so if you plan to connect it and leave it there for years etc, I think it will work nicely since the noise ratio is really low. but if you are always moving things around, I'd think twice. Also, there is a limit to the gauge of wire you can use.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 08:59 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the input guys. I think I am going to go with a mix of standard based stuff and my own custom connections to get the best of both worlds.
Now I just need to go find out what it would take for me to implement balanced stereo inputs.
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balanced stereo.. xlr I still say.
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Old 23rd March 2009, 01:19 AM   #20
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XLR, BNC, Speakon

Although those SMB connectors look pretty sweet. I daresay the cable is not as common as regular RG, though.
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