Cable Length signal loss

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by audiokid, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    I'm building my cable length's. Choosing Mogami

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    4' snakes would be really clean but you never know if those cables might be needed down the path at a longer lenght. How many times do we say that after the fact. :mad:

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    Has anyone ever added an extension to 25PIN DSUB 8 channel snake to add extra length for analog? pro's cons?

    High end audio: Is there a noticeable latency or audio degradation from 4' to 16'
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    4' or 16' shouldn't make any difference. There would be far more difference in adding additional connectors. However, since you are dealing with patchbays I think any loss would be negligible or almost unmeasurable at 16'. 200' would be a different story.
     
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    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    Thanks John,

    What is the average length for patch cord?
     
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    I have some that are 1.5' and some that are 30'. Granted, most of the 30' are left over from live PA days getting to and from FX racks but I admit to using them once in a while now. I think you should sketch out where your racks are going to reside and then make/purchase your cables accordingly. If you use great wire and great connectors it shouldn't be a problem. Of course that's my opinion and others more experienced here may disagree.
     

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