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recommended CAT ethercon cable

Hello,
would you suggest the right Cat cable to connect X32 and S32 ?? (75 mt)
I am a little bit confused ...

Thanks ...
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SimoneGiusti Contributor - Level 3 2018-09-12

2018-09-12

recommended CAT ethercon cable

Hello,
would you suggest the right Cat cable to connect X32 and S32 ?? (75 mt)
I am a little bit confused ...

Thanks ...

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Re: recommended CAT ethercon cable

Minimum is cat5 shielded cable with shielded rj45, cat5 ground/drain wire connected to the rj45 case. Then add Neutrik Ethercons. If you get commercial cables make sure there is continuity ethercon end to ethercon end. Cat7 is better and will meet the above conditions and well beyond once fitted with Ethercons. Make sure if you buy the Ethercon separately you get the type for pre terminated cable, the other type are for non rj45 terminated cable. (you put on both the ethercon AND rj45 yourself during construction) and you may not want those. You may need to do some trimming on the pre made Cat7 rj45 but they will fit.
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Re: recommended CAT ethercon cable

Simone Giusti;152061 wrote:
what about this ??

https://www.musicstore.de/it_IT/EUR/MUSIC-STORE-ECO-CAT5-Kabeltrommel-75m-Ethercon-Ethercon/art-REC0...


That doesn't say that it is shielded cable so NO.
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Re: recommended CAT ethercon cable

I get mine from Nelson Audio - https://nelsonaudio.com/

Reasonably priced, custom lengths, and quick ship. I got a bad cable from them once, and they replaced it within a few days.
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Vasco Romijn;152081 wrote:
We use http://www.pinanson.com/catalogo/en/network/1340-manguera-hibrida-1-audio-2-cat-6a-power.html


Nice...probably VERY expensive per foot? I'll guess $4-5/ft?

Edit: I know just high quality shielded cable for one cat5 run from Canare or Neutrik can approach $1.50/ft, this appears to have 4 runs+.
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Re: recommended CAT ethercon cable

Kevin Maxwell;152062 wrote:
That doesn't say that it is shielded cable so NO.


I bought one from Gear4Music that turned out to be not screened so I ended up replacing the cable on it.

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Re: recommended CAT ethercon cable

Gary Baker;152079 wrote:
I get mine from Nelson Audio - https://nelsonaudio.com/

Reasonably priced, custom lengths, and quick ship. I got a bad cable from them once, and they replaced it within a few days.


How flexible is it compared to a mic cable?