170xx Quad Snake 4-8 fach (4-8 way)

Gotham "Star-Quad" cables are the most advanced microphone cables presently available. We have combined an ultraflexible PVC-jacket, low capacitive PE insulation, "double Reussen shielding" and quad (4-conductor) construction for a truly professional cable at an affordable price. The "Star-Quad" concept is known and recommended where the RF-rejection is the most important factor and where very long cable runs are needed. As we use each 2 conductors for low and high signal, we reduce the signal loss by 50% and due to the offset of the incoming RF-signal by the way the 4 conductors are twisted, the RF-rejection is over 130dB (25 kHz).

Constuction of one quad Element similar to 10921


1 = Jacket: PVC, Ø 3.4 mm / 0.13in, blue (dark)
2 = Shield No. 1: Bare copper wires (0.10 mm / 38AWG) 100% coverage
3 = Shield No. 2: Bare copper wires (0.10 mm / 38AWG) 100% coverage
4 = Separation: PE, foil
5 = Insulation (cond): PE, Ø 1.0 mm / 0.04 in, 4 conductors,quad-twisted, red, white, pink, ivory
6 = Conductor: Stranded bare copper wires 18 x 0.1 mm (0.14 mm²) / 18 x 38 AWG (35AWG)

Technical Datas:

Conductor resistance:    < 140 ohm/km /< 42.7 Ohm/1000ft
Shielding resistance:    < 20 Ohm/km / < 6.1 Ohm/1000ft
Capacitance at 800Hz: Ader/Ader  < 52 nF/km / < 15.9 nF/km
  Ader/Schirm  < 100 nF/km / < 30.5 nF/km
Signal/Noise attenuation:   130dB

GAC-8 way Quad (17008)   

Diameter: 15.0mm / 0.6in max.
Spool size: 200m/656ft
Weight/m: 0.50 kg
Weight/spool: 100.00 kg / 220lbs
Order No.: 17008

Ordering Information:

Order No.
Shipping Unit
17008 GAC-8way Quad 15.0 mm / 0.6 in dark blue 200m / 656ft 100.00 kg/220 lbs 1x200m HS400
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Retail Prices:

Order No. Star-Quad Multiway analog Length/
Spool metric
Color **Export shipping unit USD  (USCS) USD (metric)
per spool * per ft per spool * per meter
17008 GAC-8way balanced quad max. 200m max. 656 ft dark blue
new in black
1x200m 4'152.48 6.33 4'152.48 20.76

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Starquad wiring instruction:
In order to benefit from the Starquad concept you need to wire the 4 conductors for you balanced audio cable as follows: (See wiring diagram below)
Bundle each opposite (Star) conductor together, we made colour code easy to identify the opposite conductor. (red/pink and white/ivory each belong together.)
Pin2= red&pink (Signal+),  Pin3= white&ivory (Signal -). Pin1= shield 1&2 =Ground
Put each a few strands of each layer of the shields together to ground Pin 1 should you not have space for all shielding strands.
Cut away any spare strands from the shields and secure that no loose strands are hanging around. Use a shrinking tube to avoid short circuits.
We do not recommend putting any ground to the body shell on either side of your XLR line. The connector shell will get to ground once plugged into a receptacle.
RCA/Phono/Jack unbalanced wiring:
Many clients use our 4 conductor cable also for unbalanced interconnects. In this case we recommend to only use 1 conductor (red) for your signal and put all other wires or parts thereof to ground with the shields. This will increase your noise protection! However for unbalanced application we do have our perfect unbalanced wires 1001x, and 1000x.
Stereo & 2 Channels application:
We actually do not support the idea to use a Starquad cable for stereo wiring, however it will be done and can be made with acceptable compromise regarding crosstalk and similar. If you use the cable as stereo line, use red/white for channel 1 and pink/ivory for channel 2. And again, all the shields to ground but not to the body shell of your connector.
Check our perfect stereo cables 12001/13001 or our conductor shielded Starquad 11301 for real quality stereo wiring!

Video "do it yourself" Konfektion Starquad auf XLR Stecker

-XLR Starquad mit 11001 auf QGP Stecker