Ethernet cables


(simon fong) #1

I’m planning rerun network cables
ethernet cable shielded or not also solid vs stranded which one best for audio


#2

the same one that gets the data over the network intact


#3

and also conforms to local regulations.


(Jeff) #4

Regular CAT 6A is a great affordable option.


#5

I agree with that, though I’ve started to steer away from Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) cables in favour of copper…not for any audio reason but there seems to be quite a lot written to suggest that pure copper is a better bet (e.g. less fragile, better for PoE over long distances) and I don’t have enough knowledge either way to dispute this.


#6

Oh, and here’s a nice primer.


#7

The one that is long enough to get from source to destination.


(simon fong) #8

thanks guys distance each end less than 50m cat6 good enough


(Rodney J. Sorensen) #9

I have always used solid copper wire. I am running cat 7 at present, always looking forward in my deployments. I am upgrading cat 5e over time.


#10

I don’t think cat 7 to cat 5e is an upgrade?


(simon fong) #11

Most cat7s cables 23 awg and double shielded not easy to work with
anyway i order cat7 thanks guys


#12

Is that a statement or question?


#13

It’s a questment.


(Rodney J. Sorensen) #14

I think them an upgrade. I have to purchase them, because I can not properly terminate with the old RJ45 jacks. I think the ones I am using will last me for a good long time.