17016 Quad Snake (16 way)Gotham "Star-Quad" cables are the most advanced microphone cables presently available. We have combined an ultraflexible PVC-jacket, low capacitive PE insulation, "double Reussen shielding" and quad (4-conductor) construction for a truly professional cable at an affordable price. The "Star-Quad" concept is known and recommended where the RF-rejection is the most important factor and where very long cable runs are needed. As we use each 2 conductors for low and high signal, we reduce the signal loss by 50% and due to the offset of the incoming RF-signal by the way the 4 conductors are twisted, the RF-rejection is over 130dB (25 kHz).
Constuction of one quad Element similar to 10921
|1 = Jacket:||PVC, Ø 3.4 mm, blue (dark) RAL5013|
|2 = Shield No. 1:||Bare copper wires (0.10 mm) 100% coverage|
|3 = Shield No. 2:||Bare copper wires (0.10 mm) 100% coverage|
|4 = Separation:||PE, foil|
|5 = Insulation (cond):||PE, Ø 1.0 mm, 4 conductors,quad-twisted, red, white, pink, ivory|
|6 = Conductor:||Stranded bare copper wires 18 x 0.1 mm (0.14 mm²) 26AWG|
|Conductor resistance:||< 140 ohm/km|
|Shielding resistance:||< 20 Ohm/km|
|Capacitance at 800Hz:||Ader/Ader||< 52 nF/km|
|Ader/Schirm||< 100 nF/km|
GAC-16 way Quad (17016)
|Diameter:||18.0mm max. RAL5013|
|Order No.||Type||Type||Colour||Spool Size||Weight/
|17016||GAC-16way Quad||18.0 mm||dark blue||xxxx||100.00 kg||per meter|
Retail Prices July 2022:
|Order Nr.||Star-Quad Multipaar analog||Length/
|Color||Standard spool||CHF (Swiss Francs)||Export EUR|
|per spool||* per meter||per spool||* per meter|
|xxx||dark blue||only per meter||38.30||35.30|
Please see ordering Information link: (No minimum Order!)
Terms: CHF (Swiss Francs) Price is including Swiss Domestic 7.70% VAT.
Ex works Dietikon Switzerland. Packing and crate included. You can collect your order in Dietikon w/o any shipping fees.
Sold per meter as per your order. We cut every cable to your order. Maximum continues length is a standard spool.
*Price per meter charged per actual measurement. We can only sell / invoice full meters.
Shipment from stock in Switzerland: we can ship from Swiss sales office in Dietikon Switzerland. No minimum Order
Orders from Swiss warehouse can consolidate other products from our domestic range (such as connectors) and cables could be cut to order and/or even terminated with connectors.
Example of a cable spool as stored in Germany and Switzerland
Check possible remant spools/leftover pieces at special prices from Swiss warehouse! Link to Sales items
shipment from warehouse in Germany: c/o bonded warehouse c/o Streck Transport GmbH in Freiburg (Germany) for shipments.
Multipair cannot be cut in Germany warehouse. You need to order/take spools actually available.
Check with us individual spool sizes possibly available. Standard spool are available.
Attention: German clients and EC clients w/o UID (Vat identification) number will be charged with 19% German VAT in addition!
Minimum order for shipments from Germany warehouse is for each line item 1pc standard shipping unit or multibles thereof.
**shipping unit/standardspool: The shipping units rules do only apply for orders being shipped from bonded warehouse in Germany. From our Swiss headquarters we can ship any quantify, per cut meter, full spool or shipping unit!
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Starquad wiring instruction:
In order to benefit from the Starquad concept you need to wire the 4 conductors for you balanced audio cable as follows: (See wiring diagram below)
Bundle each opposite (Star) conductor together, we made colour code easy to identify the opposite conductor. (red/pink and white/ivory each belong together.)
Pin2= red&pink (Signal+), Pin3= white&ivory (Signal -). Pin1= shield 1&2 =Ground
Put each a few strands of each layer of the shields together to ground Pin 1 should you not have space for all shielding strands.
Cut away any spare strands from the shields and secure that no loose strands are hanging around. Use a shrinking tube to avoid short circuits.
We do not recommend putting any ground to the body shell on either side of your XLR line. The connector shell will get to ground once plugged into a receptacle.
RCA/Phono/Jack unbalanced wiring:
Many clients use our 4 conductor cable also for unbalanced interconnects. In this case we recommend to only use 2 conductor (red&pink) for your signal and put all other wires or parts thereof to ground with the shields. This will increase your noise protection! However for unbalanced application we do have our perfect unbalanced wires 1001x, and 1000x.
Stereo & 2 Channels application:
We actually do not support the idea to use a Starquad cable for stereo wiring, however it will be done and can be made with acceptable compromise regarding crosstalk and similar. If you use the cable as stereo line, use red/white for channel 1 and pink/ivory for channel 2. And again, all the shields to ground but not to the body shell of your connector.
Check our perfect stereo cables 12001/13001 or our conductor shielded Starquad 11301 for real quality stereo wiring!