I performed a studio build where the owners purchased pre-made audio cables to go between racks and audio source gear and the console. I spent more time troubleshooting where there were two cable assemblies that had flipped conductors on one end. They likely were imported as they had molded connectors on the end (even the XLR plugs had to be chopped and re-wired by hand).Dale H. Cook wrote:That is why cable testers are made. I never put a hand-made or commercial ethernet cable into service without testing it.Shane wrote:Has to be done right the first time or you'll spend 3x more time correcting the problems.
I work in IT as a fulltime gig only because the local stations use outsourced talent to bail them out when they go off the air. The cut of capable engineering talent who have audio and RF background as well as IT knowledge will probably dry up. I already see guys out in the field who aren't all that literate, when I see their written prose using "salad" for the word "solid" it makes me want to run away, and fast! It seriously makes me wonder if they even know electrical safety when working on a rig.