Patch cords

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by tripnek, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

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    I read this today in a review of the Sebatron.

    "Be careful if you daisychain the channels to not use a guitar cable as it could damage your vmp-2000e. Instead, use a 1/4 unbalanced patch cable."

    Forgive me if I'm an idiot, but isn't a guitar cable nothing more than a 1/4 unbalanced patch cable?
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    More or less, yes. A patch cable may have lower capacitance.. ]

    Could you post a link to that review?
     
  3. I found the review at http://www.mojopie.com/vmp2000e.html

    I don't know what he means by 'damaging the 2000e', I can't think of anything that could damage the DI input by using the wrong cable
    and I don't know what he considers the difference is between a patch cable and a guitar cable.... A phone jack on each end and 2 wires between makes a cable..... Makes me doubt the guys technical knowledge more than anything...
     
  4. freaky

    freaky Guest

    Maybe it's because patch cables have rounded ends? Really, I have no idea why that would be, but I am curious. :confused:
     
  5. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I guess a patch cable may have slightly less resistance due to length, but beyond that I have no idea what the guy is talking about.
     
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