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  • #80515
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    Is it okay to use an ehterCON to etherCON barrel connector for an A&H DX expander? It’s probably not “best practice” but the longest CAT5 cable I have is about 100′ and I need about 50′ more to reach an orchestra pit. As long as the connection is good it should be fine, right? I have a backup plan if it doesn’t work.

    #80519
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    Steffen R
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    If it’s a Neutrik CAT6 or CAT5E there should be no problem…

    #80521
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    If you’re using shielded CAT cable, you’d be best to get a shielded coupler.

    #80524
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    RobbO
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    Thanks, guys.

    Yep. Shielded SuperCat cable from RatSound with shielded Neutrik connectors and Neutirk barrel connectors. =)

    I take it the shielded cables and connectors are the way to go, right?

    #80897
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    Most definitely. please be aware of the physical limits of the cables though.
    I know with certain cables ACE would run to 120m (350ft ish) but never pushed my luck over 75-80m. You will also get some loss within the barrel also but I would have thought you would be good for easily 200ft.

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