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A VERY beefy optical cable!
« on: May 15, 2005, 05:42:09 PM »
http://viablue.de/com/h_flex_toslink_cable.shtml

These look like they could hold up to all kinds of abuse... what do you guys think?

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2005, 05:46:06 PM »
http://viablue.de/com/h_flex_toslink_cable.shtml

These look like they could hold up to all kinds of abuse... what do you guys think?
they look familiar, like the dayton or pheonix maybe?
beefy indeed though..
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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2005, 05:48:04 PM »
I'm just wondering how flexible they are right at the ends... I don't want to use a right angle adapter and I need it to bend up the side of the my bag when running my ua-5 vertical... hmm.

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2005, 05:57:20 PM »
I can grab one of these for $22... ahhh, can't decide if I wanna do it. I've been waiting for the SP right angle cables to restock but that's taking a while...

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2005, 05:59:33 PM »
I can grab one of these for $22... ahhh, can't decide if I wanna do it. I've been waiting for the SP right angle cables to restock but that's taking a while...
I would hold off for the SP, have they given any ETA? I want one as well..
Of course I have been too cheap to buy one previously, I have been using
a acoustic research cable which has held up well so far..
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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005, 06:01:40 PM »
Yah, the problem with SP is that it will cost me $19 to ship up to canada. that's the same price as the cable itself... hardly worth it in my mind. The cable looks so flimsy and cheap. I would feel much more comfortable with a big fat braided cable like this... I emailed the seller to inquire about the flexibility at the ends. If I end up buying this I will take some pictures and try it out. Perhaps it's a good choice for those wishing to run UA-5s or optimod V3s upright in bags...

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2005, 06:06:14 PM »
Yah, the problem with SP is that it will cost me $19 to ship up to canada. that's the same price as the cable itself... hardly worth it in my mind. The cable looks so flimsy and cheap. I would feel much more comfortable with a big fat braided cable like this... I emailed the seller to inquire about the flexibility at the ends. If I end up buying this I will take some pictures and try it out. Perhaps it's a good choice for those wishing to run UA-5s or optimod V3s upright in bags...
You have a valid point imo. I have not had any issues with my ratshack RA adaptor as of yet
either. I am probably going to run this cable till it breaks or something :P
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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2005, 06:13:54 PM »
Yah, the problem with SP is that it will cost me $19 to ship up to canada. that's the same price as the cable itself... hardly worth it in my mind. The cable looks so flimsy and cheap. I would feel much more comfortable with a big fat braided cable like this... I emailed the seller to inquire about the flexibility at the ends. If I end up buying this I will take some pictures and try it out. Perhaps it's a good choice for those wishing to run UA-5s or optimod V3s upright in bags...
You have a valid point imo. I have not had any issues with my ratshack RA adaptor as of yet
either. I am probably going to run this cable till it breaks or something :P

I've had nothing but trouble with RA adapters. I ordered a set of 3, and 2 of them fucked up on me right away... added all these little pops and clicks in the recording. I just threw out the 3rd. I will never buy those adapters again, so that leaves me to find a right angle cable (the SP is the only one I've ever seen) or a really heavy duty cable...

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2005, 11:12:29 PM »
I decided to grab this cable... I'll let everyone know how it looks.

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005, 11:15:58 AM »
I decided to grab this cable... I'll let everyone know how it looks.

andrew, it doesn't look like they have a 'purchase' link.  where are you buying yours from?

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2005, 11:25:06 AM »
I bought it on ebay from a canadian seller... he can order any size apparently and sells them buy it now. If you are interested, I can give you his contact info. Just shoot me a pm...

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2005, 12:10:54 AM »
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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2005, 12:14:31 AM »
Douglas Dyer
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Just give him a shout and hopefully he can hook you up!

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2005, 12:15:01 AM »
FYI, found the same cable as SP from an alternate source at < $10/per - see my Retail forum post.  I've used the SP one for a year or so now, maybe longer, and had no problems even though it's not as beefy as I'd like.  I've considered adding some sort of protective braiding / sheath to it, but...can't be bothered at this point.
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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2005, 12:16:17 AM »
Yah, if this beefy cable doens't work out for me I'll probably buy one of those if they still have any in stock in a week...

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2005, 12:36:15 AM »
You want a BEEFY cable?  I've not seen any beefier than this...here you go:

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2005, 12:38:04 AM »
Ahahaha, that's overkill! Oh man, I just almost fell out of my chair! Great find... I double dare somebody to order one of those.

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2005, 04:48:12 PM »
I think I'm gonna buy one of these.  Thanks Andrew!  +T

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2005, 06:41:21 PM »
only thing id worry about w/ a REAL beefy cable is that there IS glass strands in the cable, id be afraid to bend those BEEFY big boys the least bit
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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2005, 02:26:22 AM »
only thing id worry about w/ a REAL beefy cable is that there IS glass strands in the cable, id be afraid to bend those BEEFY big boys the least bit

I usually run it along the bottom of the UA-5, when upright.  Won't be much bending for me.  But excellent point.  +T

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2005, 10:33:36 AM »
I just got an email from Doug Dyer.  He's out of the 1/2 meter cables.  He has to order them from Germany.  Though I found an alternative,  I will be eventually bag one of these.  He was selling these for around $16.95 + shipping on eBay.   ;D 

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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2005, 10:45:06 AM »
I just got an email from Doug Dyer.  He's out of the 1/2 meter cables.  He has to order them from Germany.  Though I found an alternative,  I will be eventually bag one of these.  He was selling these for around $16.95 + shipping on eBay.   ;D 

What kind of right angle adapters are you using? I find they are generally pretty unreliable...

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2005, 10:56:46 AM »
These.  I've had no problems with them.  Used them for my stealth setup too.

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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2005, 12:01:41 PM »
These.  I've had no problems with them.  Used them for my stealth setup too.

They look the same as the ones I've used. They always introduced clicking and popping into my recordings. I generally don't trust optical adapters now but I guess some people have more luck than others. ;)

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2005, 12:28:05 PM »
These.  I've had no problems with them.  Used them for my stealth setup too.

They look the same as the ones I've used. They always introduced clicking and popping into my recordings. I generally don't trust optical adapters now but I guess some people have more luck than others. ;)

Some gaffer's tape will stablize the connection between the cable and the adapter.   ;)

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2005, 01:12:09 PM »
Doug just placed an order for them.  They should be leaving Germany tomorrow.  He should have them in stock in about 10 business days.  I'm waiting on a price confirmation on the 1/2 meter.

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2005, 09:55:52 PM »
Still $16.95 + shipping.  I'll update everyone when they arrive.

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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2005, 06:39:40 PM »
For everyone's benefit, here is a picture of the viablue cable compared to a cheapo recoton cable (similar cable thickness to SP's cables I think)... the last one is of the hack job I did to keep a mini adapter on the end... electrical tape and some zip ties... works well!




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Re: A VERY beefy optical cable!
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2005, 12:51:42 AM »

They look the same as the ones I've used. They always introduced clicking and popping into my recordings. I generally don't trust optical adapters now but I guess some people have more luck than others. ;)

Sorry you've had bad luck with the RAs.  Sounds like we run the same setup, vertical UA-5, and I haven't had any trouble with mine.  I did however add a foam spacer between the RA and the UA-5 for support.

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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2005, 12:14:32 PM »
Doug just placed an order for them.  They should be leaving Germany tomorrow.  He should have them in stock in about 10 business days.  I'm waiting on a price confirmation on the 1/2 meter.

New cables are in stock.  $16.95 + shipping.  I'm gonna order one today.  PM me if interested.

 

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