View Full Version : Hificables.co.uk - service above and beyond the call
02-03-2004, 06:05 PM
Just wanted to give credit to Elaine at hificables.co.uk for her excellent service in trying to secure a bizarre cable requirement for me - one that actually can't be made at all, for technical reasons :(
Considering they made precisely zero money out of a lot of running around I thought it was worth a big :thumbup: on here.
Now if only they'd stock Scorpion Cables, they really would be the best online cable place in the UK :nod:
02-03-2004, 07:02 PM
Go on. tell us the impossible cable....I'm intruiged!
02-03-2004, 07:05 PM
I'd love to know what this impossible cable is, as I've made so called 'impossible to get' cables in this country (normally with US domestic market only connectors) by importing tools and such from overseas.
02-03-2004, 07:39 PM
Digital cable between a Classe CDP .5 CD player to a Denon full-size MiniDisc recorder.
The Classe outputs AES/EBU on an XLR-3 connector (110 ohms, 3.0 Volt peak to peak output).
The Denon only accepts regular RCA 75 ohm Coaxial input.
02-03-2004, 07:46 PM
I'm not going to say "that's easy" because it's not, but neither is it impossible.
02-03-2004, 07:57 PM
The issue here is that such cables are not stocked by HiFiCables yet they went to great lengths to find out if such cables were actually commercially available from their suppliers and are still trying to find out if some of the higher quality cable companies might be able to offer something.
I'm sure that somebody, somewhere could make the cables if they put their mind to it, but that's a different issue. I also figure that any cable is likely to be expensive, in which case I'll just continue to use my Rega Planet to make digital copies from rather than the Classe.
02-03-2004, 10:12 PM
I can get Canare AES/EBU XLR to 75ohm BNC inline impedence convertors mate. They are top quality but do cost £70 each.
HiFi cables do provide an excellent service - I've always used them for bits & pieces I don't make myself :thumbup:.
02-03-2004, 10:20 PM
If you connect - to GND (maybe with a 10K Ohm resistor, I've never been comfortable shorting those two) and then put a ~35 Ohm resistor in series between the positives, that should work. As a side benefit you can use a 110 Ohm connector and CI cable, terminated in a Canare RCA :thumbup:
Actually, if you know what the actual CI of the Canare is, you can correct it with the appropriate resistor value.
You want to try getting the parts & tools for a US market locking multipin connector that no-one uses here, that's nearly impossible :lol:
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