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Re:Cables - Thoughts?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2003, 11:03:46 PM »
     it is also important(and no one has mentioned it) to regularly de-oxidize your connectors. it can make all your gear, both recording and playback, sound brand new. i do it to all my stuff about every 4 to 6 months. an inexpensive tweak that goes a long way sonicly. check out caig products, i think their website is caig.com.
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2003, 11:28:06 PM »
Really fantastic point +T

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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2003, 12:00:56 AM »
never thought of that......+T to ya....... ;)

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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2003, 10:11:31 PM »
nice post coop...how does one go about doing that?
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2003, 10:13:56 PM »
and also, the first thing my wife said about my AM cables was "those look cool, and you know how much I love purple ;):
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2003, 10:04:36 AM »
interconnects are an integral, often overlooked part of any system.  even though it's great to spend the early dough on mics, pre/ad, etc., what your recording device gets is only as good as the delivery from the cales.  

good quality inexpensive cables can be found at ed's place,
www.kindkables.com

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Re:Cables - Thoughts?
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2003, 10:07:05 AM »
interconnects are an integral, often overlooked part of any system.  even though it's great to spend the early dough on mics, pre/ad, etc., what your recording device gets is only as good as the delivery from the cales.  

good quality inexpensive cables can be found at ed's place,
www.kindkables.com

jr  


I can second this...Ed actually made my current set of cables...custom length and at a good price point....

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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2003, 10:31:32 AM »
nick, i do use x-streams and like them much.  i know ed, but had already gotten my gear from nutter and ed wasn't in full production mode yet.

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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2003, 05:25:33 PM »
I have met and taped with Ed several times (sold him his ticket to his first Phish show on 2/18/03) and while I've never used his cables I'll vouch for him as really one of the good guys in the scene. He's a tall dude who loves to wear the hat!

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Re:Cables - Thoughts?
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2003, 06:00:46 PM »
i'll second everything that's been said about Ed.  Super nice guy and he makes good quality cables but at lower cost because he doesn't have the overhead of a big company and no middle-men.  and because he can easily construct cables from scratch he does a lot of good custom work.  i have right angle xlr's and coax and just ordered a right-angle AES cable, all at half-meter lengths, which is nice to eliminate a bunch of unnecessary cables when i'm using the active setup.  plus, he's making me an 8 meter 75 ohm digi-coax for connecting my computer to my stereo for $35, i think.  i couldn't find any company such as monster that makes them longer than 4 meters and their 75 ohm cables were at least twice the price at half the length.

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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2003, 10:21:32 PM »
nice post coop...how does one go about doing that?
   swab on the de-oxit, wait a minute, wipe off. repeat on all cables & connectors. your q-tips will be black with oxides when you are finished.
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Re:Cables - Thoughts?
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2003, 12:19:01 AM »
Hi All,

I certainly think this type of maintanence is a great idea.  

Fortunately, however, cables that are connected and disconnected regularly will have a bit of a self-cleaning effect due to the friction of taking them in and out of whatever they are connecting to.

Interestingly enough, the problem of oxide build-up is more significant on permanently installed gear.  If you really wanna see some crud built up, check your rca's that have been on your home stereo for a few years. Clean those suckers and it's like having a new set of cables.

De-Oxit rules!!!

Happy Recording,

Marc

 

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