Elite Core’s CSD Custom Shop digital cables are hand-built by skilled technicians in our facility in Conway, Arkansas, USA. Only the finest available materials and most effective techniques are used. Every detail – the cable construction, the connector choice, the solder, the flux, the shrink tube, the testing, and the packaging, are each carefully chosen to create the finest stage and touring DMX cable available. Want to know more? Here you go:
The CSD5 cable is designed from the inside out to be the finest stage and tour grade DMX cable available. Every component of the cable itself is carefully chosen with the end goal of creating a tough, flexible, and interference free DMX cable.
The four primary stranded inner conductors each have 20 strands of 0.12 bare copper. While many cable companies will lower cost by using inferior materials here (like aluminum with a copper coating), Elite Core CSD is pure, from the inside out.
Soft Cotton Stranded Filler:
To create the soft, pleasing feel of the CSD5 cable, we chose a natural cotton filler to round out the interior of the cable. It feels right, coils the way you want it to, and is pleasant to handle.
The primary Braided shield provides an extra layer of ruggedness. It’s effective in shielding from EMI and RF interference.
The outer jacket of the CSD5 cable is opaque black PVC with an outside diameter of 7.6mm. PVC is the perfect material for this application because it holds its shape well and has great abrasion resistance. It’s easy to clean and comfortable to coil.
CSD5 cables are hand terminated in our Custom Shop with Genuine Neutrik XX series connectors. Our standard is the black connectors with silver contacts. The XX series is the next generation of the worldwide accepted standard of XLR cable connectors. The successor of the X series offers several new features which make it more reliable, easier to assemble and improves contact integrity as well cable strain relief.
Features & Benefits
- 22 AWG stranded tinned copper
- Polyethylene insulation
- 110 ohm low capacitance
- 100% Braided shield
- Male connector with improved locking recess without “window”, more stringent housing increases durability
- Improved chuck type strain relief provides higher pull-out force and makes assembly easier and faster
- Boot with polyurethane gland gives high protection to cable bending stresses
- Colored rings and boots available for coding or identification
- Sleek and ergonomic design – valuable and handy
- Rugged zinc die cast shell, long lasting and dependable
- Internal thread on shell is well protected against any damage
- Branded with unique hologram – guarantees genuine and authentic Neutrik product
The technicians in the Elite Core Custom Shop have spent many years refining their techniques for consistent, stable, and reliable soldering. The finest solders and flux from Kester are exclusively used. Only the highest quality Weller soldering stations are employed. The finest 2:1 polyolefin shrink tube is used to protect the solder connections and finish out the cable. Once it’s finally assembled, each cable is hand-tested, then over/under coiled and finished off with a Bongo-Tie before being sealed into a plain clear poly bag for safe travel. No money was wasted on expensive, fancy packaging that would end up in the trash anyway. We thought it best to invest in the finest components available from the inside out. While some cable companies hire high end advertising and marketing firms to develop packaging and content in an effort to convince the market of their quality. At Elite Core we prefer to “sell the steak, and not the sizzle”.
Full lifetime warranty.