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Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video Breakout Cable

Pro-grade cable with all-metal connector bodies and spring-type strain-reliefs

Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video / BNC-female Breakout Cable

Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video / BNC-female Breakout Cable

This custom made, S-Video Break-out Cable is built with Belden's best 1808A "BRILLIANCE" S-Video cable.  Use to break S-Video out to Y/C,  to combine Y/C to S-Video, or use with a pair of longer cables to create long high-performance
S-Video cable runs.

The S-Video format works well with short cable runs, but longer runs reveal a paradox:  The Mini-DIN connector used for S-Video connections is physically small.  Small cables have more loss than larger ones of the same type and quality.  Large cables won't fit into the mini-DIN plug.  So what do you do if you need an S-Video run that exceeds the capabilities of the largest cable that will fit into the connector?  An S-Video break-out cable is the answer.  For example, BNC-terminated Canare LV-61S can be used as extension cables.  We also offer a complete custom made, S-Video Break-out Cable Sets.

Here is an upgrade for your system that will be hard to miss -- from the professional look and feel of the cables themselves, to the superior quality of the video that they provide.  Perfect for VCR, satellite, cable box, TV monitor and many other home theater and A/V system hook-ups!

Why S-Video?

The S-Video format, sometimes referred to as Super VHS, S-VHS, or "Y/C" requires two coaxial cables to allow for separate transmission of the two parts of a video signal; the luminance (Y) and chrominance (C).  The chrominance signal contains the color information and the luminance the black and white or brightness information of the video signal.  This separated transmission of the video signal provides better picture resolution with less noise.

What Makes Belden So Great?

If you've seen our other auctions, you can probably tell that we are great fans of Canare cables and connectors, but unfortunately, Canare does not make S-Video connectors or cable!  It was this dilemma that inspired our search for a high quality S-Video solution for our customers, and for use in our own home theater demo room.

A big part of the problem with S-Video cables, in general, is the mini-DIN connector.  It's too small to accommodate the cable size that's needed to ensure low loss, and these connectors tend to be both electrically and mechanically poor.  In short, just about everything that one would NOT want installed on a high quality interconnect cable.

After some less than ideal attempts at a good solution, we finally decided to design our own.  Our connector may have a familiar look, but the design has been modified to our specifications.  Our connector has a metal shell that can accommodate larger than average cable.  It has a nice fit and finish, the contact surfaces are gold plated for good electrical integrity, and the body is better than most such connectors in terms of mechanical integrity.  It also has a very nice custom-designed metal spring-type strain-relief.  Unlike similar-looking S-Video connectors that you may have seen, our strain-relief is properly designed and sized to actually reduce strain on the cable.

Having solved the connector problem, we then searched for the very best cable that would fit into it.  We wanted cable of consistent quality, from a well known manufacturer, and we wanted the lowest loss and highest performance we could get.  What we've settled on is Belden's 1808A "Coax - High Flex SVHS Cables".  Take a look at the chart at the right for the specs.

Excerpt from Belden's Description

Coax, 2 coax, 30 AWG, stranded (7x38) TC - Tinned Copper conductors, Foam PE - Foam High Density Polyethylene insulation, Spiral Serve Shield, inner PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride jackets, overall PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride jacket. Miniature 75 Ohm S-VHS Round Video Cable. Coaxial. Brilliance. Construction accepts 4 and 7 pin Mini-DIN connectors, Round construction...  Belden's SVHS cables have been designed specifically for use in this format.  The Round design provides better aesthetics and is more rugged. ...highly flexible. BRILLIANCE is a Belden registered trademark.

Belden 1808A S-Video Cable, connector pins

Here is a closer look at our all-metal S-Video connector.  The gold-plated pins can be seen clearly in this photo.

Belden 1808A S-Video Cable, details

This picture shows the cable itself as well as our all-metal S-Video connector.  The smooth metal body and ideally sized spring-type strain-relief can be seen here.

Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video / BNC-female Breakout Cable

Here is another angle of the BNC-female connectors

Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video / BNC-male Breakout Cable

Pictured here is the BNC-male connector option

Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video / RCA-male Breakout Cable

Here is our 75 Ohm impedance-matched RCA-male connector option

Belden 1808A Specs

Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video Cable Specifications. Click to download the PDF.

- Configure your custom cable here -
Belden 1808A Brilliance S-Video Cable
Option Description Select Options
Length in meters (feet)
Connector on first end 4-pin S-Video male, metal body w/ spring-type strain-relief
Connectors on second ends
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