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Re: Star Quad
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Star Quad
From: Mark Croom <markc@newmail.kinshipradio.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:48:27 -0500
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Seems like you have to know for sure about the twists to know which is right and wrong, wouldn't you?

Or am I missing something?

Sounds like a fun exercise that nobody working in the normal radio world would have enough time or the right gear to stage -- testing the cable for common mode rejection in the possible wiring configurations.

Generally I've only worked with this stuff when it's been installed already at a site. I've never rolled it off a reel and started from scratch. I've had to replace a few connectors and just don't love the process with Star Quad.

Mark
MN


On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Allard, Mark G <MGAllard@unwsp.edu> wrote:

We’ve been getting some nice cable from Shina – I mean China.

It has 4 conductors plus braided shield complete with XLR’s at each end.

I’m used to seeing the opposing pairs wired together then connected to either pin 2 or 3 of the XLR.

In other words, if the conductors were numbered 1 thru 4, normal wiring would bond conductors 1&3 together, then bond 2&4 together.

The problem is, these cables have conductors 1&2 bonded together and 3&4 bonded together.

I thought, is it me or have we come up with yet another standard.

I took a look at Belden’s site and the Chinese have it wrong.

I thought I would get a second opinion.

Mark A

 

 

From: Mark Croom [mailto:markc@newmail.kinshipradio.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 17:28
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Star Quad

 

What kind of opinion? Beyond how much I hate working with the stuff?

But that's probably just me.

Mark

MN

 

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:14 PM, Allard, Mark G <MGAllard@unwsp.edu> wrote:

Hello all,

 

Do we have any Star Quad mic cable experts out there?

I need a second opinion.

Mark A

 




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Mark W. Croom
Riverfront Communications, LLC
Yankton, SD
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