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There exist some fabrication houses that pre-wire these jack assemblies to 
order.  You might Google "studio integrators" or the like.

Regards,

Mark Durenberger


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
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
>
>
>> ADC
>>
>> https://www-wsp.adc.com/ecom/catalog/hierDisplay.do?NODE=OND63474
>>
>>
>> SWITCHCRAFT
>>
>> http://www.switchcraft.com/
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> 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
>>
>