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Anyone have a recommendation for cable to roll my own TA3F to XLR adaptors?

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47 minutes ago, Derek H said:

Side note, after doing a lot of TA cables I've found I prefer the original Switchcraft TA3/TA5. I don't really like the REAN parts anymore, used to get stuck in plugs on my Maxx and the materials quality is just not as good. They melt easier, pins fall out easier etc. Maybe I bought a bad run but now I just pay more for the Switchcraft originals. Even some of the Switchcraft knockoffs are of lesser quality. For example Remote Audio used to sell some that had a soft rubber boot that you could choose to take off for large diameter cable. That's great but when you leave it on it almost always ends up tearing off on small diameter cable. 

 

 

 

 

Very strange. We go through about 20 TA 3,4 & 5 pin Rean connectors a month for the last 3 years and have never had an issue with them as you describe.

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Very strange. We go through about 20 TA 3,4 & 5 pin Rean connectors a month for the last 3 years and have never had an issue with them as you describe.
All of my builds are with REANs.. 1000s of cables so far... Zero issues!

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Yes to the Belden.  "Works" well (stripping and soldering, easy to work with), fits into TA connectors, great shielding, and fairly inexpensive (I buy it in 500' rolls).

We used to call this studio hook-up wire and I have wired whole top-tier recording studios with it.  Good stuff.

D.

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On December 8, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Dave Pullmer said:

 

I'm about to make a couple cables up for use as camera hops from a Sr receiver (TA3F - XLRM), and am curious if people commonly use mini star quad on their cam hop cables for the extra shielding it provides - or if this is an irrelevant consideration for an 18 inch cable...

Belden Mini Starquad is really good for what you described. Not so much for the starquad configuration (but doesn't hurt), but for it's size, durability, and flexibility.

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