[sdiy] Panels: early results

ben benj at iinet.net.au
Thu Jun 13 21:26:22 CEST 2002


What are peoples thoughts on using other connectors such as RCA or BNC
connectors?

B.

on 6/13/02 6:11 AM, Neil Johnson at nej22 at hermes.cam.ac.uk wrote:

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> Connectors
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> 
> 1/4", 6.35mm
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> 
> 6 people prefer these to their smaller cousins, and they are mechanically
> robust too.
> 
> 1/8", 3.5mm
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> 
> Not quite as popular, with 4 people using them, as they are compatible
> with the Aries, Paia and Analogue Systems modules.  Also tend to be a bit
> less robust than the larger jacks.
> 
> Bananas
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> 
> Bit of an oddity.  Used by at least one person, and also favoured by
> Buchla, Serge, Fenix, ModCan, and Tony Clark's synth.  Quite a few people
> expressed a preference for them, while not currently using them.  The
> stackable feature seems to be the main benefit, together with
> colour-coding.  And electrically they are possibly the most robust.
> 
> Conclusion
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> 
> Most people seem to want to go bananas, with their colour-coding and
> stackability, but stick with jacks for compatibility with other systems
> (MOTM, Moog, Oakley, Digisound, Paia, etc...)
> 
> Probably best summed up by Ken Stone:
> 3.5mm  - compact, normalized
> 6.5mm  - robust, normalized
> banana - stackable, colorful (for color coding).
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> 
> Many thanks to all those who have contributed so far.  And if you haven't
> yet done so, please do.
> 
> As for me, I'm kinda tempted towards the 3U+banana combination at the
> moment.
> 
> Neil
> 
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