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Wall box 24 XLR sutio help

Postby melvins111 on Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:22 am

Hello everyone,
I am french
I am looking for a 24 XLR wall box to install in the studio. With multipaires.
I do not know much but I am looking for a good quality with a budget of 300 euros max.

Advise you to mount it yourself or take it whole?

Thank you for your answers
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Re: Wall box 24 XLR sutio help

Postby bishopdante on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:40 am

Canford aren't the cheapest, but then again, considering the effort of installing and soldering up a wall-box, it's a trivial cost to use the proper parts (do not want plastic sockets, crimped connectors, spending hours hunting for faults/buzzes/interference etc... not worth it).



Flush mount:
http://www.canford.co.uk/Index/Modular- ... ng-modular

Surface mount:
http://www.canford.co.uk/Index/Modular- ... ng-modular


You might want 32 holes rather than 24 so you could also add a couple of TRS jack monitor/headphone sends, and a couple of XLR returns.

Would highly recommend at least one ethernet network socket, possibly even HDMI/VGA/USB, or even fiber optic (for ADAT or similar) or DIN (for MIDI).

Same price for 32x holes as 24x.

Can just block up any surplus with blanking plates, and save them for later.


Audio Connectors:

Neutrik XLR metal body: http://www.canford.co.uk/NEUTRIK-XLR-PA ... D-L-series

Jack: http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/43-27 ... CKET-Panel


Other types that might be useful to have on the wall:

Speakon (for running a speaker cabinet with the amp head in the control room, or a talkback / monitor speaker) http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/22728 ... -connector

RJ45 Ethernet:http://www.canford.co.uk/XLR-connectors/SWITCHCRAFT-UNIVERSAL-SERIES-CAT5E-AND-CAT6-RJ45-CONNECTORS

USB: http://www.canford.co.uk/XLR-connectors ... CONNECTORS

TOSlink: https://www.amazon.co.uk/kenable-Optica ... B007OH6PIS
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Re: Wall box 24 XLR sutio help

Postby Adam P on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 am

At your budget I'd probably be looking to buy the materials and build it myself, or buy used if possible. The materials aren't that expensive (depending on how long of a run the multi pair needs to be) but it's fairly labor intensive, which is what you'll be paying for.
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Re: Wall box 24 XLR sutio help

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 pm

For 300€ you could buy a thomann sssnake stage box (around 80€), but you'll have to rewire it and remove the multipin connector re-soldering the multicore wire direct to the panel plugs. For the same price there are Pro-Snake and Cordial empty boxes, and maybe for less that price you'll could make your own custom laser engraved panel If you search google for it. I'd put new neutrik plugs or replace the plugs of a cheaper panel... buying or making a 32 holes box and put at least two midi DIN neutrik plugs and four ethernet RJ-45 plugs (at least the cable should be cat.5e or cat.6 which are very affordable now and are intended to remain in the future for almost audio applications), if you put regular RJ45 ethernet plugs you could make an USB link with a RJ45-to-USB2,3,etc with a balun. USB is an standard changing fast but the RJ-45 is more than 25years upstanding standard, also you could make almost everything from- signal conversion to ethernet cable, so avoid holding long distance video signal or data cables by using HDMI over ethernet or baluns. Isolation of the ethernet cables is also important if the cable driving is the same than the multicore, to avoid any kind of unwanted interferences.

For the plugs, Neutrik. And for the cable I recommend Somer Quantum Highflex Multipair 24.

Solder is important, Cardas Eutectic or Kester 60/40 are good.

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