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AKG Active Cables
« on: June 22, 2018, 03:04:07 AM »
Ok, not sure if this should be in "cables" or "microphones and setup", but anyway - I have some AKG's with Naiant active cables (also have the full body 480's) and I love them so far. Only thing... the Naiant active cables are really quite stiff and I find that I really have to be pretty careful about how I position the mics and then tape down the cables pretty well, otherwise the tension/force in the cable can easily push the mic out of alignment.

Getting to the point: is there an alternative active cable for the AKG that isn't so stiff? I'd love to have a cable as supple as what's on the DPA 4022's. Especially if I ever want to use these in a  >:D sort of way... The current cables I have are just so rigid that it would just about make  >:D an impossibility...

By the way, these cables are "tech flexed" so that might be contributing to the stiffness factor.

If this link works here are pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Gcc4M1wkFerrv1e32
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
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Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's
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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 03:41:28 AM »
Maybe you should try Nicks Nbob cables? I love them. My cable has a 6-pin connector but I'm pretty sure he can also make these cables with two XLR's. Here's a picture:

« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 03:45:53 AM by TheMetalist »
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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 04:47:43 AM »
Yes, it’s the techflex.  The section after the splt can be removed.  Hit me up if you would like me to mod them.
GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414-xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ nBob AKG Actives>nBox Platinum / Naiant AKG Actives>PFA(x2)/ Microtech Gefell M20>nBob Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 09:10:53 AM »
Yes, it’s the techflex.  The section after the splt can be removed.  Hit me up if you would like me to mod them.
yes, 100% mine are not techflexed and very "soft"
Mics - AKG ck61/ck63 (c480b & Naiant actives), SP-BMC-2
XLR Cables - Silver Path w/Darktrain stubbies
Interconnect Cables - Dogstar (XLR), Darktrain (RCA > 1/8) (1/8 > 1/8), and Kind Kables (1/8f > 1/4)
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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 11:18:32 AM »
Yes, it’s the techflex.  The section after the splt can be removed.  Hit me up if you would like me to mod them.

Ted does excellent work and is a great communicator.  You can trust him with your valuable gear, and he typically has great turnaround time.
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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 04:09:18 AM »
Yes, it’s the techflex.  The section after the splt can be removed.  Hit me up if you would like me to mod them.

PM Sent.

PS, do you build active cables? (Thinking of a second pair anyway....)
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 01:33:49 PM »
Yes, it’s the techflex.  The section after the splt can be removed.  Hit me up if you would like me to mod them.

PM Sent.

PS, do you build active cables? (Thinking of a second pair anyway....)

These can be ordered directly from Naiant

https://naiant.com/studio-electronics-products/inline-devices/pfa-phantom-power-adaptor/
For the "Input" Option, choose "4pin Binder for Naiant Coupling for AKG"
Barrel Type = Standard Mono.
Length = Your Choice
GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414-xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ nBob AKG Actives>nBox Platinum / Naiant AKG Actives>PFA(x2)/ Microtech Gefell M20>nBob Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
Pre-Amps: Sonosax SX-M2 / Lunatec V3
Recs: Sound Devices MixPre-10T / Sound Devices MixPre-6 / Sound Devices MixPre-3 / Zoom F8 / Sony PCM-M10 / Roland R-07

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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 05:03:24 PM »
Can Jon still make the couplers? I may have misunderstood the last time i asked him. I tried to order another pair last month and he said something along the lines of he can make the cables but not the couplers anymore.
Telefunken m60’s tk60’s,61’s,62’s
AKG 460’s/480’s ck61’s>akg active naiant pfa’s>
V-3 or Sound Devices 302>Mini-Me>
R-44 or Dr-100mk3 and a Dr-40
Iso a pair of ck62’s

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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 05:10:46 PM »
Can Jon still make the couplers? I may have misunderstood the last time i asked him. I tried to order another pair last month and he said something along the lines of he can make the cables but not the couplers anymore.

No, just the the cables.
GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414-xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ nBob AKG Actives>nBox Platinum / Naiant AKG Actives>PFA(x2)/ Microtech Gefell M20>nBob Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
Pre-Amps: Sonosax SX-M2 / Lunatec V3
Recs: Sound Devices MixPre-10T / Sound Devices MixPre-6 / Sound Devices MixPre-3 / Zoom F8 / Sony PCM-M10 / Roland R-07

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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 05:55:19 PM »
Any leads on just the couplers? Shoepsnbox?
Telefunken m60’s tk60’s,61’s,62’s
AKG 460’s/480’s ck61’s>akg active naiant pfa’s>
V-3 or Sound Devices 302>Mini-Me>
R-44 or Dr-100mk3 and a Dr-40
Iso a pair of ck62’s

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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 08:10:59 PM »
Any leads on just the couplers? Shoepsnbox?

Nick’s are designed with hard wired cables vs 4pin binder naiant actives.  The build quality quality is much higher then the naiant couplers.  Nick’s actives can run off an nBox or Pfa with phantom power.
GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414-xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ nBob AKG Actives>nBox Platinum / Naiant AKG Actives>PFA(x2)/ Microtech Gefell M20>nBob Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
Pre-Amps: Sonosax SX-M2 / Lunatec V3
Recs: Sound Devices MixPre-10T / Sound Devices MixPre-6 / Sound Devices MixPre-3 / Zoom F8 / Sony PCM-M10 / Roland R-07

My Recordings: https://archive.org/search.php?query=taper%3A%28Gakidis%29&sort=-date

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Re: AKG Active Cables
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 09:27:13 PM »
Any leads on just the couplers? Shoepsnbox?

Nick’s are designed with hard wired cables vs 4pin binder naiant actives.  The build quality quality is much higher then the naiant couplers.  Nick’s actives can run off an nBox or Pfa with phantom power.
Thanks Ted. Nick actually has my actives, helping me tune em up a bit. Im pretty sure Im going to end up getting a pair of his as well at some point in the future when I find some 62’s.
Telefunken m60’s tk60’s,61’s,62’s
AKG 460’s/480’s ck61’s>akg active naiant pfa’s>
V-3 or Sound Devices 302>Mini-Me>
R-44 or Dr-100mk3 and a Dr-40
Iso a pair of ck62’s

 

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