June 25th, 2009
Digidesign’s Venue system is a state-of the art, live sound production mixing platform that offers unparalleled audio quality, integrated effects, and intuitive operating software. These systems are available in three different sizes to accommodate smaller rooms to large concert arenas.
Hardware-wise, Venue consists of a familiar, user-friendly mixer control surface, a digital signal processing local I/O rack (FOH rack) and a stage input/output rack (stage rack). All are expandable to meet the end users’ needs. Communication between the FOH rack and the Stage Rack is carried via two pairs of, digitally rated, 75 ohm coaxial cables with BNC connectivity (one pair is a redundant fail-safe).
Clark Wire & Cable manufactures and stocks digital RG6 (part# RG6SD) and Mini RG59, (part# DSM) coaxial cables that are fully Digidesign qualified for use with VENUE. RG6 size cables are qualified for up to 500’ in length and the DSM size up to 250’. The RG6 coax is available as a single channel coax and as a five channel bundle while the DSM is available as single channel, three channel, and five channel bundles. Multiple channel bundles offer the extra redundant backups that ensure piece of mind.
Clark’s coax uses the latest technology in wire manufacturing to achieve optimal performance both electronically and physically. They both feature a solid bare copper center conductor, a high density foam dielectric for good crush resistance, a gas injection process for a higher velocity of propagation, a 95% tinned copper braid shield for corrosion resistance and good low frequency performance, and the unique feature of bonding the 100% coverage foil shield to the dielectric, eliminating one more step in the termination process while stabilizing the impedance, increasing the flex life, and giving maximum high frequency shielding. In addition to top notch electricals, Clark product can take abuse. The outer jacket on the coaxial snakes is flexible and tough enough to take the abuse of road/rental use. If a plenum rated jacket is required, RG6SD-Plen, single channel, plenum rated coax is available.
While the RD6SD coax allows for the maximum distance of 500’ the DSM series has a smaller diameter, is flexible, light weight, and still offers excellent electrical characteristics. These cables are perfect for portable applications where a maximum of 250’ will do while maintaining durability.
Clark offers both bulk cable and full assemblies with a choice of connectors and cable protection accessories to operate effectively with the VENUE system. In addition, Clark supplies portable storage reels fully loaded and ready to drive the VENUE system. If you use Digidesign’s Venue or are considering Digidesign’s Venue, contact Clark for further information.