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Sablon Audio

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Way back in March, I ordered 100 sets of Telegaertner cat 8 plugs for delivery by end of April. Something so simple, what could possibly go wrong?!? Subcontractor covid related issues, that’s what came along...anyhow they finally arrived today and I can crack on with working through my order backlog. Thanks to those who have waited for their patience.
 
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Sablon Audio

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#63
Thanks Ray, that’s most kind of you!
 

Sablon Audio

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#64
Earlier in this thread, I posted a photographic teardown of how the TG cat 8 plug is put together. I’ll now do likewise for its industrial cousin, the M12X. As you will see, the cable gets pulled through the rear cover and into a rose head wire manage. As the rear cover gets tightened down, the wires are crushed onto the ‘forks’ of the contact pins.

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nicoludio

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Interesting. Do you see anything in its construction that might explain why it might be better than the MFP8 Cat 8.1 as a termination plug other than the fact that the individual end wires and pins are better spaced on the M12X. Better separation equals better crosstalk performance, etc?
 

Sablon Audio

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#66
I personally don’t see any reason why the M12x should be considered better for audio use than the cat8 mfp plug. It actually has a lower bandwidth despite the physical spacing / shielding you refer to. Its design is aimed at withstanding vibration in railway applications and the only audio application I have seen using this format is Telegartner’s Gold switch.
 

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