Wireworks introduced the AESX Series, its newest line of digital cable assemblies, at the 123rd AES Convention in New York City. Wireworks’ digital interconnect cable assemblies are manufactured with Neutrik XX Series XLR connectors, offering improved signal integrity and mechanical enhancements.
The new AESX Series includes both single-pair and eight-pair 110 ohm AES/EBU digital cable assemblies. The single pair cords provide two digital signal paths and are available in 10- to 100-foot lengths, while the eight-pair multicables allow for 16 digital signal paths configured with XLR fanouts on each end. Two application-specific models are available: studio select, featuring 26-gauge conductors for added flexibility in 10- to 50-foot lengths, and Road-Tough assemblies featuring extra low-loss 24-gauge conductors and durable cable jacket in lengths from 10 to 250 feet.
All AESX Series digital cable assemblies feature Neutrik XX Series black-gold connectors with a unique female contact cage design for low contact resistance and high integrity. The female connector also has an improved solid metal latch, designed to be larger and easier to handle, and additional ground spring contacts promise better shell ground continuity. Improved chuck-type strain relief provides higher pull-out force. The XX boot is designed with polyurethane gland for higher protection to cable bending stresses.