Belden announces the launch of its Brilliance AES/EBU Digital Audio Cable (Part No. 1353A), a new single-pair cable that combines ruggedness, flexibility and installation efficiency with superior digital and analog sound performance.
Belden Part No. 1353A is recommended for use in permanent installations of balanced-line analog or digital audio. It’s an option for audio cabling used in professional A/V installations, such as recording studios, radio and TV stations, as well as in commercial sound installations such as auditoriums, stadiums and hotels, and other venues that employ conventional shielded audio cable. The Cat-5e cable (TIA/EIA-568-B.2) is also well-suited for use in sound equipment for outdoor concerts and other events where the cabling may be subject to harsh environmental conditions and rough handling.
As a bonus, the new single-pair AES/EBU Digital Audio cable can be used in balanced-line analog applications. The cable’s inherent low capacitance promises excellent analog audio performance over long cable runs. In the presence of unbalanced signals, the addition of a balun will enable the cable to support many co-ax based signal types, such as analog audio, S/PDIF digital audio and professional AES3-id digital audio, as well as surveillance cameras.
Designed for ease of installation, the robust 100-ohm UTP digital audio cable features 24 AWG stranded (7×32) bare copper conductors and offers an easy-to-install, single-pair AES/EBU audio cable. To prepare the cable, one need only split the pair using a splitting tool (Belden Part No. 1797B).
The single-pair Digital Audio Cable also offers Belden’s patented Bonded-Pair design, which affords the product maximum ruggedness during installation and consistent electrical properties after installation. In addition, the Bonded-Pair technology promises the maximum rejection of noise from other cables at all frequencies from audio to RF.
In Belden’s Bonded-Pair cables, the individual insulated conductors are affixed along their longitudinal axes, resulting in a uniform conductor-to-conductor spacing. This feature is especially important in field applications, where rough handling and environmental conditions can alter the dimensions and physical properties of conventional Cat-5e cables, which in turn can degrade electrical performance. Bonded-Pair cables are ruggedly built to withstand the rigors of installation, thus ensuring the cables’ consistent impedance and Return Loss characteristics.