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21-03-2004, 05:17 PM
Just another of my strange questions really :D~:-D~:grin: , how does the Tag cable compare with the loverly Belden/Canare combo's?
As I ask it just reminds me of when I was at the Tag Factory the other week, I noticed the F1 pre- production kit on display which had BNC's for digital and sync, I asked the guy from the help desk (carnt remember his name, the really nice chap I normaly speak to wasnt there) if its poss to get my kit modded with BNC's and he said, no they wouldn't do it. Fair enough but his argument for them changing to RCA's and they are fine was, that there too many cables out there with the wrong impeadence :lol: :?~:-?~:???: :roll: And RCA's are? Answers on a post card to........ Helpdesk, TMA Audio, The Sum.........
Cheers for any help guys
21-03-2004, 05:40 PM
75 Ohm BNC connectors and 75 Ohm CI cable are cheap.
Special TAG 75 Ohm RCA's are expensive, and you can put markup on them. :nod:
A shame really from this once great company. :(
21-03-2004, 06:54 PM
I know, I think he was a bit confused bless him :lol:
I dont know, despite some of the things they've done, TMA for me is still a pretty great company. Im sure theres worse out there but they dont have the clever PR.
But just to say, the little story is in no way a snipe at TMA but the total dis-intrest of the guy in question.
21-03-2004, 07:14 PM
Until I heard X3ELS Belden1505A Canare cable the TAG was best digital incon I had come across. TAG have never kept it secret that they use other manufacturers cable and terminate it and dress it nicely to make it electrically effective and good lokking physically.
Incidentally not all BNC sockets or plugs are 75ohm.....
21-03-2004, 07:20 PM
True, but 75 Ohm BNC connectors are true 75 Ohm and are nowhere near as expensive as near 75 Ohm RCAs.
21-03-2004, 07:37 PM
But I suspect good 75ohm connectors for the EQUIPMENT are more expensive than non 75ohm rca's ;)~;-)~:wink:
21-03-2004, 07:42 PM
Not really. I've got this funny feeling that decent grade 75 Ohm BNC connectors for PCB mounting are roughly the same price as comparatively http://www.avtalk.co.uk/forum/images/smiley_icons/censored.gifty RCA ones.
If you really want to know Gordon, you could always ask Lumagen :thumbup: , but I suspect the real difference is in the assembly costs, RCAs generally just sit in a hole in the casing, whereas proper BNCs must be screwed onto the casing wall.
I'm sticking with my theory on cable markup :nod:
21-03-2004, 07:55 PM
I have asked Lumagen already which is why I posted that good 75ohm terminals for back of products ARE more expensive than run of the mill rca's
21-03-2004, 08:01 PM
Sorry Gordon, what I meant was that you could pay £1 for a BNC connector that was a real 75 Ohm or £1 for a RCA connector that was close. Of course you could pay 50p for a bad RCA, but a decent BNC PCB mount will be the same as or less than a 'good' RCA.
21-03-2004, 08:12 PM
The Tag cable is quality stuff, about as good as commercial cable gets IMHO. But 1505 etc etc :)~:-)~:smile: :)~:-)~:smile:
Re Tag areguements re BNCs and RCA. udo openly admitted not putting BNCs on the DVD32R was a mistake that was to be changed on the mytical DVD192
21-03-2004, 11:28 PM
It is worth noting that due to the construction of an RCA phono plug, it makes it impossible to reach an impedance of 75ohm. Canare however are recognised to be among the closest, and are always my termination of choice.
But we really don't want to get into that again now do we :roll:
22-03-2004, 01:14 AM
Thanks guys, spess Nic & G, II'll stick with my 1505/1694's then :thumbup:
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