Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?

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Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 4:56 pm

On November 1, 2009 10:47:44 am Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:

15 meters is a recommendation based on typical cables used in a simple system.
Data corruption ensues somewhere after 15m, depending on cable quality, EMI,
and so forth. I would imagine a CAT5 as having better shielding and IIRC runs
for that are advised to somewhere up to 50m. Different frequency ranges though,
so signal loss/degradation per meter may vary.

Usually you need a buffer/booster box for any regular MIDI cable runs greater
than 15m.

You can also use professional microphone cables for MIDI with DIN plugs. That
might get you a little better EMI rejection and hence a longer run also.

A CAT5 cable should work, as long as the pairs of signal/grounds are really
twisted together. Hum and crosstalk may be a factor otherwise.

Raymond

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[LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Nov 1, 3:47 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Arnold Krille, (Sun Nov 1, 6:11 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Gene Heskett, (Sun Nov 1, 11:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Arnold Krille, (Mon Nov 2, 8:14 am)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Gene Heskett, (Mon Nov 2, 12:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Jens M Andreasen, (Mon Nov 2, 2:21 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Nov 1, 6:23 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Gene Heskett, (Mon Nov 2, 12:28 am)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Arnold Krille, (Sun Nov 1, 6:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Raymond Martin, (Sun Nov 1, 4:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Dan Mills, (Sun Nov 1, 5:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, David, (Sun Nov 1, 11:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Dan Mills, (Mon Nov 2, 1:20 am)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, David, (Mon Nov 2, 2:14 am)
Re: [LAD] [semi-OT] midi snakes using CAT5?, Raymond Martin, (Sun Nov 1, 6:11 pm)