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Tour Grade Classic XKE Starquad microphone cable Back
 

Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE Starquad is specified for individual microphone level analogue audio signals in areas of high electronic interference. Ideal for outside broadcast microphones and any microphone used in areas that may be subject to EMI
and RFI - for example in close proximity to lighting dimmer circuits and major power feeds. This cable combines electrical integrity with mechanical strength without compromising flexibility.

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Applications
 
  • Microphone level signals in electrically harsh environments; particularly in outside broadcasts and the film industry
  • Also suitable for line level analogue balanced audio and particularly recommended for longer runs
 
Application notes
 
  • Precise cable geometry and starquad construction for excellent rejection of radio frequency and electromagnetic interference (RFI and EMI)
  • Starquad colour coding - white & white (+ve phase) with blue & blue (-ve phase) opposing; pairs should be terminated as above
  • Available in 10 colours for application or length colour coding
  • 98% optical coverage braided screen for exceptional mechanical strength
  • Combination of silver plated and plain ultra pure oxygen free copper conductors for unsurpassed sound quality
 
Mechanical specification
 
Conductor Material Bare silver plated ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
  Stranding 7 x 0.08mm
  Material Bare ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
  Stranding 32 x 0.08mm
Insulation Material XLPE Cross linked polyethylene
  Diameter 1.35mm ±0.10
  Colour coding 2 x white 2 x blue
Cabling Type Starquad
  Lay length ~25mm
Screen Type 128 x 0.10mm braided tinned oxygen free copper wire
  Coverage 98% optical coverage
Jacket Material Flexible PVC/Neoprene composite
  Average thickness 0.50mm
  Overall diameter 6.00mm ±0.15
 
Physical properties unaged
 
Jacket (at 60ºC) Tensile strength >8N/mm2
  Elongation >250%
  Heat shock test 150 ºC x 1 hour - no cracks
  Test voltage 1000 Vdc x 1 minute OK
 
Electrical characteristics
 
Resistance Conductor Ohm/Km <93
  Screen Ohm/Km <25
  Insulation M Ohm/Km >5000
Capacitance Core to core pF/m 50 nominal
  Core to screen pF/m 95 nominal
 
Characteristics by stock code
 
Stock code 268-026-000
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad jet black
RAL code 9005
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-027-060
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad ultramarine blue
RAL code 5002
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-028-020
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad traffic red
RAL code 3020
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-034-050
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad mint green
RAL code 6029
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-036-080
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad squirrel grey
RAL code 7000
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-038-040
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad sulphur yellow
RAL code 1016
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-048-090
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad traffic white
RAL code 9016
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-050-030
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad luminous bright orange
RAL code 2007
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-052-010
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad nut brown
RAL code 8011
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m
   
Stock code 268-054-070
Description Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE starquad signal violet
RAL code 4008
Weight Kg/km 57
Reel lengths 100m, 300m

 

 

 
 

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