Cables & Connectivity
ACCUSOUND SILVER STUDIO PRO CABLES
Accusound cables offer discriminating musicians and studios world-class cables for a real-world price. Sonic excellence is achieved by combining high-quality materials, construction and knowledge. Our Accusound Silver Studio Pro microphone, instrument and patch cables combine the warmth of copper with the speed and accuracy of silver to produce a winning sound combination. Features: twin silver-plated copper conductors, a 95-percent silver-plated annealed copper-braid shield and ultra-flexible wear-resistant jacket.
AVIOM 6416I INPUT MODULE
The 6416i Input Module is a two-rackspace analog input module compatible with all Pro64 digital audio network products. It converts 16 line-level analog audio channels into uncompressed, full-bandwidth, 24-bit digital data transmitted via Aviom’s proprietary A-Net Pro64 protocol. Each channel has a 4-position gain setting, signal level LEDs and individual channel on/off switches. All audio inputs use balanced XLR connectors. The 6416i also includes Virtual Data Cable connectivity for GPIO, MIDI and RS-232. AES booth: #1154.
AVIOM 6416M MIC INPUT MODULE
The 6416m Mic Input Module is a three-rackspace, mic level module with 16 high-quality mic preamps with 24-bit A/D converters. The 6416m can be controlled remotely using an optional Pro64 Mic Control Surface. The 6416m can be used to create a digital snake or as part of a distributed audio network. Each channel has phantom power, phase invert, highpass filter, gain control and LED metering. DB-25 multipin connectors are used for auxiliary input and direct outputs. AES booth: #1154.
AVIOM 6416O OUTPUT MODULE
The 6416o Output Module is a 16-channel, two-rackspace D/A converter that’s compatible with all Pro64 digital audio network products. The 6416o can be used to create a digital snake or as part of a distributed audio network. All rear panel audio outputs use balanced XLR connectors. The 6416o also includes Virtual Data Cable connectivity for GPIO, MIDI and RS-232. AES booth: #1154.
GEFEN EXT-DVI RS-232 EXTENDER
The DVI RS-232 Extender sends high-definition video with RS-232 control over two economical Cat-5 cables. Distances up to 150 feet are guaranteed to perform beautifully, giving you a reliable method of all-digital extension while streamlining your installation cabling needs. Price: $599. AES booth: #355.
GEFEN DVI SUPER BOOSTER
Extending HD digital video via DVI beyond its specified 15-foot distance limitation using a DVI copper cable simply will not replicate the highest resolutions perfectly. In fact, sparkles or other objectionable distractions of the video often appear, which indicate that the signal has been degraded. But add a DVI Super Booster to that same cable, and it can extend pristine HD resolutions up to 1,080p or 1,920x1,200 up to 150 feet. It operates just like the DVI Booster, but comes with an optional power supply that guarantees performance up to 150 feet. Price: $199. AES booth: #355.
GEPCO X-BAND MIC CABLES
Gepco’s X-Band mic cables are extra-flexible, high-bandwidth cables ideal for use in critical recording facilities or live sound venues. Gepco’s X-Band cables are sonically transparent, low noise and highly durable. Each oxygen-free copper conductor is insulated with a unique low-k constant, foam polypropylene dielectric that lowers the capacitance and extends the cable’s bandwidth. AES booth: #559.
GEPCO CT504HDX CAT-5E CABLE
The CT504HDX heavy-duty tactical Category-5e cable is ideal for portable or remote patching of Ethernet networks or digital audio/video formats using Cat-5e–type cable. The CT504HDX features solid conductors for longer runs and was created to meet the increased demand of audio/video pros who need a rugged, reliable, portable and flexible cable solution. AES booth: #559.
Neutrik created the OpticalCon to increase the reliability and maximize the uptime for fiber-optic connection systems. The new system is based on a standard optical LC-Duplex connection. However, OpticalCon improves this original design to ensure a safe and rugged connection. It enables up to four copper wires to run power or data signals. A special SMPTE version has been optimized for broadcast applications, providing an additional ground-shell contact. Price: Starting at $800. AES booth: #536.
SOURCE ELEMENTS SOURCE-CONNECT SCVPN22
Collaborate remotely with incredible real-time, broadcast-quality audio directly within Pro Tools—and now over your private network. Source-Connect VPN leverages the full potential of existing networks, utilizing your leased and privately owned lines. A complement to Source-Connect, the VPN upgrade provides an additional layer of network control. Together, they allow private, direct-to-timeline recording with real-time audio using only your Internet connection—from you to anywhere in the world. Price: $495. AES booth: #1237.
STUDIO NETWORK SOLUTIONS 9.6-TERABYTE SAN
A major upgrade to Studio Network Solutions’ globalSAN X-24, the system now offer 60 percent more storage capacity and two additional software licenses. Priced at $29,999 (about $0.40/gigabyte), the X-24 is now a 9.6-Terabyte, eight-user SAN with dual RAID controllers and redundant power supplies in a 5U enclosure. The X-24 is easy to install, setup and use. There are no metadata servers to purchase or maintain and no Fibre Channel switches to configure. AES booth: #563.
STUDIO PROJECTS HYBRID LITZ SOLID-CORE CABLES
In Litz construction, each conductor strand is individually insulated. In most cables, this is not the case, and without insulation, the signal can randomly jump conductors in an uncontrolled manner. Phase and time-domain distortion results, which is difficult to measure but can be detected by the ear. Finer Litz conductors tend to favor highs; heavier conductors are better for mids and bass. Our cables use a specific combination of heavy and fine gauges for the most realistic balance throughout the frequency extremes. Combined with a Quad Balanced configuration for maximum noise rejection, our cables offer a wide bandwidth, natural sound. Price: $59. AES booth: #545.
WHIRLWIND MUSIC ES2
ES2 is the next generation in Whirlwind’s series of digital audio/networking products. ES2 accepts any two of the same 8-channel I/O cards used in the original E-Snake for a total of 16 channels. I/O cards include mic/line, transformer mic and AES/EBU. Whirlwind’s E-Snake Control software provides complete remote control of inputs and allows administration of channel assignments, routing, etc.