Category: audio cables

Pinouts App -One More Task Your Phone Can Take Over

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Audio and video pros who have  all sorts of random “how to wire it” data rolling around in their heads can now turn the task over to their smart phone and stop even pretending that they remember how to wire

Hosa Raises The Bar With New Cable Tester

Most “failures” of  sound equipment and other electronics are not component failures at all, but rather they are cable failures.  The cables that interconnect system components take a lot more punishment than the hardware they hook together and this is

Wireless Mic Sales Rebound After FCC Confusion Subsides

One of the unexpected consequences of the restricting of the 700 mHZ broadcast spectrum for wireless microphones was a slowing in the sales of new mics for the first time in at least ten years. An anticipated rush to replace

A Digital Microphone. Really?

A recent trade journal article caught my eye with this headline: Future mics need to be more digital and more controllable. The article goes on to point out the obvious, that sound is inherently analog, involving the moving of air

Drum Riser Too Crowded? Try Bending The Microphone!

Microphones come and microphones go, but the standard Shure SM57 has been the sound man’s choice for snare drum miking for over  40 years.  Regardless of how many high end mics you might find on a concert or studio drum

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The Death of Television-Part Two

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I wrote several weeks ago about ongoing rumors about Apple bringing a television to the marketplace and how I thought that that window of opportunity had closed for them. The end of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last night brought

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I Thought We Had Learned Better

Audio pro trade journals usually have some version of a feature known as a “buyers guide”.  Some are more useful than others, and the ones that don’t require a manufacturer to advertise in order to have their products listed usually

The Quarter Inch Connector-It’s Evolution Proof

We sell all sorts of audio cables with connectors, and there have been lots of new products brought to the market over the last several years that are real improvements.  Connectors like Neutrik’s Speakons and all sorts of data connectors

Is Copper The New Gold?

On a recent cross country plane trip, I found myself seated beside a very talkative Oriental man.  He spoke pretty good English, and after a while I understood that he was a Chinese mining engineer who was on his way