There exist some fabrication houses that pre-wire these jack assemblies to
order. You might Google "studio integrators" or the like.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] patchbay question
> 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
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Durenberger" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] patchbay question
>> Mark Durenberger
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> 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