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Option Information

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We have created this page to provide more detailed information on many of our options available on our cable products. We offer more cable options than anyone else, and as a result it may be overwhelming. Please use this information to guide you through the options or give us a call if you need further guidance or clarification.
Options available vary by product, additional details specific to each cable are located at the top of each product page.

The following options are explained below:
Body Label Band
Color
Colored Boot & Colored Boot 2
D-Sub Hood
Fanout Label
Fanout Length & Fanout Length 2
Gear at D-Sub End A & Gear at D-Sub End B
Label & Label 2
Screws
Shrink Color Label
Shrink Color Master
Connector options are on a dedicated page, here.

Body Label Band

Body bands on RCA
The body band applies only to male RCA connectors, Neutrik NYS373. It is a completely cosmetic option but is great for connector identification. Typical uses would be black or white for left, red for right, yellow for video. We offer it in 10 colors: brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white, and black.

Color

This defines the cable color for the Neutrik NKTT-XX patch cables. Color available are: black, blue, green, red, and yellow.

Colored Boot, Colored Boot 2 & Neutrik BNC Boot

X-Series Boots
X-Series Boots
XX-Series Boots
XX-Series Boots
C-Series Boots
C-Series Boots
PX-Series Boots
PX-Series Boots
BST-BNC-Series Boots
BST-BNC-Series Boots
These are available for all XLR, 1/4", and Neutrik BNC connectors. It is a completely cosmetic option but is great for connector identification. There are 4 different boot styles:

BSX for X-Series: Used on all of our straight XLR connectors
BXX for XX-Series: Used for right angle XLR connectors
BSP for C-Series: Used on most straight TS and TRS connectors
BPX for PX-Series: Used for right angle and silent TS and TRS connectors
BST-BNC for RearTWIST-Series: Used for Neutrik BNC connectors


These are available in 10 colors: brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white, and black. Black is standard at no extra cost. When a shrink color label is also chosen it gives you the opportunity for an awesome color code system with 100 possible combinations.

The only minor concern is that the shades of some colors don't perfectly match between the different series. The X and C series match and the XX and PX series match. But the X and C do not match the XX and PX. But in most cases this is only a concern if going from straight to right angle.

On snake cables selecting "Multi-Color" allows for easy location of the connectors in the fanout, as this option gives each channel of the snake it's own color.

D-Sub Hood

We have a variety of hood options depending on the D-sub size. Basically they fall in two categories- Metal and Plastic. Metal offers the best strength, protection and shielding and is recommended for most applications. Plastic while still very durable is best in low abuse environments, but does not offer any RFI or EMP protection.

Fanout Label

Sample Fanout Labels
"Ch-1" is standard numbering, "Aux R" is a custom label
This is a special feature for snakes with D-sub to another connector. By default the snake is numbered. However the custom label option is offered to make system setup easier. With this option we will custom label the fanout end to match the D-sub connector that the cable is plugged into.

For example if you had a Digidesign, ProControl Audio Output (stereo mode), the labels would read:
Default Custom
Ch-1 "Aux R"
Ch-2 "Aux L"
Ch-3 "CR Alt R"
Ch-4 "CR Alt L"
Ch-5 "Slate R"
Ch-6 "Slate L"
Ch-7 "CR Main R"
Ch-8 "CR Main L"
We can custom label any snake (documentation may be required) which makes for easy setup without the need to pull out your manual each time.

Non-standard or patchbay labels can also be done upon request

Fanout Length & Fanout Length 2

This one is fairly simple, it just gives you the opportunity to customize the length of the fanouts on snake cables. The standard/default length is stated at the top of the specific product page.

Gear at D-Sub End A & Gear at D-Sub End B

This applies to snakes with D-sub connectors. Most analog pinouts are standard but there is a variety of digital pinouts. This is a free option that we request people to fill in so we can confirm that what we build is what works for the gear. This assures that we are building the cable to fit your gear, as occasionally we do come across new or odd pinouts.

Label & Label 2

Custom Label
Custom Label
Custom Label on a Snake
Custom Label on Snake Cable
The easiest way to identify a cable is to put a label on it. We offer a custom label option on most of our cables so that you can have the best labeled cable available. It is printed on a piece of shrink tubing on the wire so it cannot fall off, eliminating missing labels or gummy messes from tape.

You can use the label for anything you wish, like name and phone number, company name, what it is connecting to, etc.

On single cables it is printed on the optional "Shrink Color Label". On snakes it is printed on the "Master Color Label" which is the shrink that connects between the overall jacket snake and the fanout.

Screws

Screws
This applies to D-sub connectors only. Most gear in the USA has American threads on the D-subs but we have identified some that do use metric, so we offer them as an option for those that need it.

Shrink Color Label

Custom Color Label
The shrink color label is available on most cables. It offers a color identification but also acts as strain relief for most cables. For most cable and connector it fits under that connector and sticks out about 1.5 inches. It adds a stiffer section to the cable right at the connector entry to strengthen it and reduce stress on the conductors.

If the custom label if chosen it is printed on this shrink.

For snake cables it is the same thing, just going from connector to fanout. There are multiple color label options in order to identify groups of channels.

We offer it in 10 colors: brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white, and black.

Shrink Color Master

Custom Master Label
On all of our custom snakes we use braided sleeving on the fanout. At the transition from the overall jacket to the fanout we apply shrink tubing to smooth the transition. We offer this shrink in colors to identify cables.

If the custom label if chosen it is printed on this shrink.

We offer it in 10 colors for most snake sizes: brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white, and black.
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