The Allen & Heath AH10886 is an 80m drum of CAT6 cable with Neutrik EtherCon locking connectors. Allen & Heath provides a full range of pre-assembled, approved CAT5 & 6 cables.
Recommended Cables for A&H digital mixers.
Different cables are used with our mixers depending on the control and audio interface options fitted. The choice of cable and connector type is important in ensuring it is suitably reliable and rugged for the application, does not degrade system performance and meets the associated EMC standards requirements. Cable type becomes critical for longer distances and touring applications.The cable is the link between major components in the system and its importance should not be under estimated when specifying type and construction. The following notes provide a guide to recommended types:
CAT5 & 6 cables and connectors.
Use STP (shielded twisted pair) CAT5e or higher cables. Those with both foil and braided screens provide shielding from interference and are generally more rugged. Although solid core types can perform better at longer distances stranded core cables are less prone to damage when kinked or repeatedly coiled. If you use a solid core type for touring check with the manufacturer that it is rated for the touring application.For long distance cables and those that are repeatedly plugged we recommend you use the Neutrik EtherCon connector which has a shell that protects the connections and locks it in place when plugged into the mating EtherCon socket provided on iLive.
Please note! Allen & Heath recommend using only Neutrik NE8MC EtherCon or compatible connectors. The Neutrik NE8MC6 range is NOT mechanically compatible with the EtherCon socket on our products. For CAT6 termination use the NE8MX6 range instead.