ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Digital snakes and compatibility  (Read 9491 times)

Mike Caldwell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 778
  • Covington, Ohio
    • Mike Caldwell Audio Productions
Re: Digital snakes and compatibility
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 10:55:25 am »

I use this with my QU and either a AB168 or AR2412 or sometimes both, stranded, shielded CAT 5E.

http://www.cbicables.com/products/ultimate_cat_e.aspx

Don T. Williams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 573
  • Midas Pro 1 & 2, M32, dbTech T12, T8, S30, DM12
    • Q Systems Music & Sound
Re: Digital snakes and compatibility
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 04:43:05 pm »

I was under the understanding that if the cable was "cat" certified, the actual makeup was irrelevant to performance.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

David, you may be correct.  I think that solid CAT cable is inherently less reactive, but if it's certified at a specific category, it should meet the specification.  One discussion I saw recommended 100M maximum for solid and stated 80M was the limit for stranded cable for their particular product.  I have a auditorium that ran 500' runs of CAT5 (100M - 328' was the recommended maximum) and their X32 has been running flawlessly for several years.
Logged

Andrew Broughton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1135
    • Check Check One Two
Re: Digital snakes and compatibility
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 06:52:05 pm »

David, you may be correct.  I think that solid CAT cable is inherently less reactive, but if it's certified at a specific category, it should meet the specification.  One discussion I saw recommended 100M maximum for solid and stated 80M was the limit for stranded cable for their particular product.  I have a auditorium that ran 500' runs of CAT5 (100M - 328' was the recommended maximum) and their X32 has been running flawlessly for several years.
Just don't try that with Dante.
Logged
-Andy

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle..."

http://www.checkcheckonetwo.com
Saving lives through Digital Audio, Programming and Electronics.

William Schnake

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 458
    • Schnake Sound
Re: Digital snakes and compatibility
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 09:41:19 pm »

Sean, we run Horizon Digital Snakes.  All of our are 250' stranded with 10' removable tails from the reel that they are on.  We also have a couple that care 4 lines per snake run that we use for our Midas Pro plus light send to the stage.  These are also 250' stranded, however they are not on a reel.

We have used these for the past 4 years or so and never had a problem as of yet.

Bill
Logged
Bill Schnake - Owner Schnake Sound, Inc

Avid/Crown/EAW/EV/Midas/RCF/Shure/Yamaha

schnakesound.com
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
 


Page created in 0.02 seconds with 19 queries.