Canare V5-3C Jacketed RGBHV Video Cable - "Pro Series" 5-Channel Precision Cable, shown here with BNC connectors
This Canare V5-5C Jacketed RGBHV Video cable is a "Pro Series" 5-Channel Precision Cable with BNC and RCA connector options. Built with Canare's mid-sized high-performance 5-channel video cable, we install Canare's matching, high quality, "True 75 Ohm" BNC and/or RCA type connectors. The connectors are fitted with flexible silicone boots, providing essential industry-standard color-coding while avoiding sharp bends at the connectors.
This is an ideal way to connect a wide range of professional video equipment as well as satellite receivers, video processors and similar sources to CRT, LCD, DLP, LCOS, SXRD, plasma, monitors, HDTVs, front projector, or any RGBHV video-enabled equipment.
With this custom cable, you select the connectors that perfectly match your equipment, eliminating the need for adapters that can cause impedance bumps. If you are interested in why impedance bumps are bad, please read Flawless Results below.
If you are not sure which cable to choose, this comparison of Canare component video cables may be helpful.
You can tell by looking that Canare cables and connectors are well made, and you can tell by reading the rave reviews that Canare cables are great performers! Canare is the choice of professionals and discriminating enthusiasts, alike. Canare cables are often the choice of the professionals who produce and broadcast the program material that we strive to accurately reproduce. It is hard to imagine how one could do better than to use the same cables that were used to originate the programming!
In our experience, the key to great video cables is in the connectors. Exotic conductors and shielding are fine, but it's the connectors that really make the difference.
The BNC-type connector is the best connector that is commonly available for applications of this type. In general, it is both mechanically and electrically superior to an RCA connector. It has a twist-lock mechanism to ensure that the connection is mechanically secure, and the electrical design of the connector does a good job of maintaining constant impedance at the connector.
Canare takes this inherent superiority to the next level. For example, many BNC connectors have a characteristic impedance of only 50 ohms, but Canare connectors are engineered to maintain a constant impedance of 75 ohms. This makes a lot of sense because virtually all A/V equipment is designed to work best with 75 ohm cables. It follows that if you want the best performance your equipment can deliver, you will need cables and connectors that maintain this impedance.
This electrical superiority is the result of superior mechanical design, high quality materials and precision manufacturing. Canare's BNC connectors are almost artful in their design...and they work very well indeed.
It is hard to imagine a finer RCA connector than Canare's. Generic RCA plugs and cables have been around since the 1940s, but the old solder-type plugs typically have an impedance of about 25 ohms. This is a problem because most modern A/V gear is designed for 75 ohms impedance. This impedance mismatch results in extremely poor return loss performance, even when the connectors are mated to high quality cable. Some of the so-called "high end" cables use exotic-sounding materials and make unsupportable claims, but still fail to solve this very real and important problem.
Canare's impedance-matched 75 ohm RCA crimp plugs solve these problems. As with the BNC connectors, they are precision machined to maintain a constant 75 ohm impedance. We install them using Canare tools that always prepare the cable ends, just right. The connectors are crimped in place, using heavy, precision-machined dies. The result is excellent digital and analog performance with a usable bandwidth to over 200 MHz! The connector design ensures consistent and extremely reliable terminations. VSWR is typically less than 1.1 from DC to 200 MHz. The crimp design excludes oxygen, preventing corrosion associated with dissimilar metals, which can degrade even the best soldered connections. It's an awesome system, and the resulting terminations are in a class of their own.
The center shaft is gold plated. If you look closely at the picture at the right, you can see the internal beryllium pressure fingers, which ensure good contact, while avoiding the "grip of death" that afflicts Monster and some of the other manufacturers' connectors. The "grip of death" connectors put unnecessary strain on your equipment. Canare connectors connect up smoothly, and maintain good contact, while protecting your equipment investment.
Of course you also want high quality cable. Flexibility is desirable because it avoids stress on your equipment and the interconnects. Flex life is important because it prevents cable performance from degrading over time. Try to avoid multiple materials in the conductors or shielding, because of the problems associated with dissimilar metals. Low loss is desirable, but don't sacrifice mechanical integrity in favor of small differences in loss specs! Cables with foamed dielectric materials generally have lower loss, but foam is not without it's own inherent problems. Shielding is important, but don't be confused by exorbitant claims. Electrical shielding is not the same as waterproofing -- you don't need two, three, four, or more layers of shielding to get good electrical shielding. All the extra layers make the cables stiff, and tend to make good terminations more difficult to install, and more prone to failure.
This five-channel Canare cable is lightweight and extremely flexible. It has a PVC jacket with a smooth, non-glare finish, and it stays flexible even at sub-zero temperatures! Here are some specs on the cable:
This picture shows a 1 meter cable with BNC connectors. Please select the length and terminations that you need below.
This close-up will give you a better look at our end preparations. BNC connectors are shown here, but you may also choose RCA connectors below.
This picture shows the Canare's excellent BNC connectors. Notice the heavy connector bodies and gold-plated pins.
Shown here are the optional RCA connectors. This close-up will give you a good look at the internal gold-plated beryllium copper pressure fingers and gold-plated center shaft that are unique to Canare's amazing "True 75 Ohm" impedance-matched RCA connectors.
The best cable, the best connectors, and one of the finest solders available...when you take a system this good and put it in the hands of technicians as good as ours, it becomes an awesome system! Design excellence, high quality materials, meticulous workmanship, and superior service...put it all together and you get a superior product. Don't get stuck with bad advice, poor service, slow shipment or an inferior product. If you want the best, here it is!