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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Alternative to B&H and cable recommendations

Oh no! B&H is closed for holiday until Oct. 12. :0

What to do? I need to buy a bunch of cable and adapters pronto. Can someone recommend me another vendor with similar inventory, reliability and service? Also, I'm replacing most of my cables. Any recommendations on brands other the obvious Canare? I'm thinking Belden. Also, are foil wrapped insulated cables better than the usual braided copper?
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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Try these sites:

MonoPrice - HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products and more!

and

Cables To Go - Computer Cables, Audio Video Cables, DVI Cables and more!

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Old October 15th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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For audio at least Canare and Mogami, fitted with Neutrik connectors, are excellent choices.

Foil is appropriate for fixed installations, e.g. wiring behind your rack that is not being moved, etc. but if you're using it in any other capacity that involves it being moved, coiled, plugged in/out, it is a poor choice, as the foil will tend to crack.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #4
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You should know about Markertek Markertek - Audio and Video Equipment - Professional Broadcast Studio Equipment for parts, as well as pre- assembled cables
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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Thanks all. I did end up going through Markertek, as they are in my area.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #6
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Markertek rocks, I have been buying cables from them for 20 years. Their custom cable work is very good as well.

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