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Sean Barry:
Digital snakes and compatibility

I have a Qu 32 Chrome and am considering the move to a digital snake and stage boxes. ProCo has some offerings for the snake

Musician's Friend SKU J00647 000001000 ProCo 150' cat5 $107
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/pro-co-ethercon-ethercon-cat5e-4p-shielded/j00647000001000?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CjwKCAjwjJjOBRBVEiwAfvnvBP2XVHclNSbDNjtsDydOAStA55KSBRRqOEeVKOi43KZr0i8V-cQp-BoCV2cQAvD_BwE&kwid=productads-adid^221957295827-device^c-plaid^376911720927-sku^J00647000001000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA

Sweet Water ProCo 150' cat5 $220  Manufacturer part#  C270201-150F
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EtherShld150
or this
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Ethercon150    $169
This would be used indoors and out for live mixes of bands.
     I can't see the differences? As far as the pricing? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

 

Rob Spence:
I have a TMB Proplex from Mike Pyle that I use with my GLD80 to either a AR2412 or a AB168. I got a 100' model and if I were doing it again I would get 150'.
Initially it was a bit stiff but by the time I got 4 or 5 gigs on it, it loosened up and made for easy over/under coiling.

I would buy it again.


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Jordan Wolf:
ProPlex is great stuff; we use one from a company called Quabbin that is rugggedized and works well. It's CAT6a, but there are other offerings.

Geert Friedhof:
These three cables all seem to be solid core, not stranded. Solid tends to be stiffer than stranded, and is not made for repeated bending. I would buy a stranded one.

Don T. Williams:

--- Quote from: Geert Friedhof on February 03, 2018, 09:46:47 pm ---These three cables all seem to be solid core, not stranded. Solid tends to be stiffer than stranded, and is not made for repeated bending. I would buy a stranded one.

--- End quote ---

Stranded CAT cable has much more reactance, and is generally not recommended unless it is limited to short runs.  Some CAT snake systems have stranded for short runs ("tails") out of the cable reels (where there would be a lot of flexing) while using solid for the long runs.  It varies for type and from manufacturer to manufacturer.

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