Interesting. We're Rapco dealers and have been for 20 years. Never heard of them buying ProCo.Carry on.
Very interesting! A fellow that I worked with more than 20 years ago, (it's hard to believe that it's been that long) had told me that Rapco was a cheap knockoff of Pro Co and used that name to confuse the two brands. If I remember correctly, he had bought some Rapco stuff and found out the hard way that their stuff wasn't of the same caliber. I guess things have changed. I think I'm starting to think differently about Rapco.
Okay, I bought an 8x0 snake off of ebay a few years ago, I think it was pro audio. Yeah, yeah, I know, you get what you pay for. I needed more channels without returns and what I was doing was purely pro bono including getting the needed equipment. What I can't figure out is that 2 of the channels have gone dead on it, and it hasn't been moved much. I think I only used it for 2 or 3 gigs and the rest of the time it's been in place as a semi-permanent set up. One went a year or so ago, and the other was working last Sunday, but was not working this week. The only stress on it may have been from someone stepping on the cable. I've checked the connections on each end visually and they seem to be good. Any ideas? I didn't think that the weight of one person stepping on it would be enough.The next question is about brands. I'm not even going to look at the cheapest ones, but I'm wondering if anyone has heard of Dayton Audio and whether they are any good, and what about Rapco? I heard quite some time ago that Rapco was the extreme budget version of Pro co. Anyone heard of or tried CBI snakes? Mind you that this will be a snake that is put in place and pretty much left there. There will be some movement of the stage box and 5 - 10' or so of that end of the cable. On the other hand, I did get a good 6 - 8 years out of the current one. BTW, I did look at some of the stuff on previous threads which helped me eliminate a few choices.
I have Elite Core Audio snakes and I haven't had any issues with them. They have an 8x4x100http://www.elitecoreaudio.com/product/retail/elite-core-ps84100-8-x-4-100-stage-snake
How long have you been using that snake? Do you know if there is a difference between the one marked "Elite Core" and "OSP Elite Core"?
Consider that the snake is the lifeline that connects the stage to the mixer. There is no back up, there is no on-hand spare if it fails. I think it in the long term best interest of the venue to not be penny wise and pound foolish. Over the 10 years or more that a snake should last, the cost per day/week for better quality is pretty darn small.
Rapco has been around for 30 years and have no relationship to ProCo, who has also been around for about 30 years.
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