Checked em already. Neither seems to have a pre-made solution. All require wiring. I was trying to
avoid hours with the soldering iron or punchdown tool but there may be not option if I want to use
old-school patchcords on the front.
Cost-wise, especially considering the value of my time, it's probably a much better deal to just buy
a decent-grade "headphone" type panel with switchable normalling and just buy a pack or two of the
"new school" patchcords. And there's also the fact that 5 years of scrambling behind racks and tape
decks when I need to change something for a specific job hasn't resulted in one problem yet. In
fact, I had one client specifically request that everything be direct-connected with the shortest
cable lengths possible and he provided his own super-priced wires. I smiled and bit my tongue from
mentioning that the sound ultimate travels on both ends over tiny traces on circuit boards and
inside even tinier chips.
-- Tom Fine
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Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] patchbay question
> Mark Durenberger
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> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 5:19 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] patchbay question
>> Sorry in advance for the cross-postings.
>> Does anyone make a patchbay panel that allows use of old-school telephone type 1/4" (not bantam)
>> TRS cables on the front panel and has newer-school "headphone" type 1/4" TRS jacks on the back
>> panel? And I'd want swichable normaling between top and bottom rows, option available for each
>> top-bottom pair. I can't find any such beast in my googling. Seems like if it's got "headphone"
>> jacks on the back, that's what's used on the front. I'm looking for a stock solution here, if
>> it's gotta be hundreds of dollars custom to get what I want then it becomes worth the labor-time
>> to just solder-wire my own panels.
>> Thanks in advance for any/all tips.
>> -- Tom Fine