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Author Topic: Why are coax splitters so expensive?  (Read 1929 times)

Justin Goodman

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Why are coax splitters so expensive?
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:49:54 pm »

Shure's set goes for $100+ and it seems like Sennheiser has one that goes for even more? You can buy coax splitters with 3db loss that work in the entire UHF spectrum for a few bucks each.  The Shure/Senn products don't claim any better.  Is this just a sucker upsell for Shure/Senn or is their product actually better?
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John Sulek

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Re: Why are coax splitters so expensive?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 10:56:43 pm »

Shure's set goes for $100+ and it seems like Sennheiser has one that goes for even more? You can buy coax splitters with 3db loss that work in the entire UHF spectrum for a few bucks each.  The Shure/Senn products don't claim any better.  Is this just a sucker upsell for Shure/Senn or is their product actually better?

Well the Shure one..UA221?...does come with some male-male bnc adapters and jumper cables so all you need is in the box.
There is some circuitry in there to properly load the ports.
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Re: Why are coax splitters so expensive?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 11:27:22 pm »

Just buy the ZAPD from minicircuits.

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Re: Why are coax splitters so expensive?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 04:57:30 pm »

Also remember that there is a DC bias voltage on the antenna line.  Cheap splitters may not be able to handle that for you correctly.
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Re: Why are coax splitters so expensive?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 06:14:50 pm »

Shure's set goes for $100+ and it seems like Sennheiser has one that goes for even more? You can buy coax splitters with 3db loss that work in the entire UHF spectrum for a few bucks each.  The Shure/Senn products don't claim any better.  Is this just a sucker upsell for Shure/Senn or is their product actually better?

Use one of those $9 splitters in Dallas or Chicago or even downtown Wichita, KS and tell me how things went for you and all the other users in a 500' radius.

This post belongs in the Wireless and Comms forum, too.
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