[linux-audio-user] cabling question: crosstalk between audio
and cat5 ethernet?
nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sat Feb 7 16:31:19 EST 2004
> On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 12:45:03PM +0100, Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:
>>the idea is to run an eight-way symmetric audio multicore (shielded
>>pairs and an outer foil shield as well) along with 4x cat5 s/stp
>>cables carrying 10/100/1000baseTX ethernet in the same cable duct
>>over a length of about 15-20 meters.
>>will this lead to problems in the audio signal?
> Twisted pair ethernet is a balanced signal so should radiate little. If
> your audio system is balanced too that will help.
> With three shields between the audio and the ethernet twisted pair I
> doubt if you'll experience problems. You don't mention whether the audio
> cable will be carrying microphone signals or only line level - that
> makes a big difference!
mostly microphone unfortunately.
> If you're really paranoid you could use star-quad audio cable. That has
> four cores instead of two and much better inference rejection than
> twisted pair.
hmm. i wonder how that works? anyway, four-core cables are probably
too expensive for me.
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