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Bob Cole
patchbay
on Nov 18, 2007 at 1:21:57 am

I have an old, discontinued Tascam balanced, TRS patchbay, and need more patchpoints.

While looking for an additional patchbay I found out that mine was considered "prosumer." I have never noticed a problem, but then again I'm a shooter/editor, and not an audio specialist.

Is this a difference that makes a difference? I'm not making features or Dolby surround-sound masterpieces, just documentaries and corporate pieces.

What is a reasonable price for a "professional" audio patchbay, and what characteristics should I be looking for?

Thanks!

Bob C

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Matte
Re: patchbay
on Nov 19, 2007 at 12:55:16 am

I'm in the camp that says,

"Jacks are jacks."

A "PRO" panel may be more rugged in the long-term, but if a unit (especially a
"passive" unit) is working, I don't sweat the label.


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Bob Cole
Re: patchbay
on Nov 26, 2007 at 3:00:40 am

So all that stuff about "military spec" audio patchbays, at 4x the cost of plain old patchbays -- you're not believing there is a difference?

I guess the test would be to introduce the patchbay into the middle of the cable route and see whether it makes an audible difference?

Bob C

MacPro 2 x 3GHz dualcore; 10 GB 667MHz
Kona LHe
Sony HDV Z1
Sony HDV M25U
HD-Connect MI
Betacam UVW1800
DVCPro AJ-D650


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