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Old 06-10-2016, 05:36 PM
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Default DB25 Male to DB25 Female Ext. Cable

I'm in the process of rewiring my studio. I've got one DB-25 cable going to my patchbay from my 192 I/O, but is about 18 inches short. I see on Amazon where you can get DB-25 extension cables for around 10 bucks, but I don't think they are shielded properly. Anybody out there got a recommendation for me, versus just buying a longer DB-25 cable?
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:59 PM
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Those cables are not designed for audio use, won't have differential pairs and grounds laid/twisted together, etc. And extra connections never help, so no forget it, just get a proper longer cable. Lots of good source for those.

Also not all "DB-25" cables actually connect all pins, the ones you are looking at are likely designed for RS-232/serial port/modem/printer connections and may or may not connect all pins, may cross over some pins or have extra "null modem" wiring between different pins.
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I'll give another reason to replace with a longer cable; do you really want to add 16 more chances of a broken signal path? Let's face it, DB25 connectors are used to save space, but not because they are robust and solid While I don't usually recommend Hosa brand, I just installed several of their DB25 cables and(so far) they are all working dandy(and are not likely to ever move)
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proaudiola.com sells great hand-soldered cables with your custom length
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Sweetwater sells different ended db25 audio extentions. I have a few.

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Old 06-11-2016, 09:45 AM
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This one is designed to do exactly what i'm trying to do. Anybody have any experience with this?

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-...s=db25+coupler
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This one is designed to do exactly what i'm trying to do. Anybody have any experience with this?

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-...s=db25+coupler
I have a couple of those. As well as the same brand cable extenders. They work fine. Good quality. I got them from Sweetwater.

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Old 06-11-2016, 05:31 PM
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One new cable from Chris at Redco. Sell the short one on Ebay. Chris did all my SSL dl's. He's great.
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This one is designed to do exactly what i'm trying to do. Anybody have any experience with this?

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-...s=db25+coupler
You said you´re 18 inches shorter, by the picture I don´t see this adapter having that size at all, unless you have another db25 to db25 to add.

Also, I wouldn´t advise you having this type of extenders, it´s just an extra and dubious contact connection on the audio path. You spent a lot on your converter and cables and now you want to insert a piece of plastic in between. Not the best option in my opinion.

I would buy a good quality extra long db25 to db25 cable with the same pinout to replace you´re existing one, going straight from the converter I/O to the patch. I´m assuming that you have a patch with a db25 connector on the back.

Alternatively, did you ever considered (if possible) exchanging the position of your 192 on the rack, closer to the patchbay?
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