Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

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Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by faxinadu » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:48 am

We are perhaps going to be preparing and offering a big batch of high quality STDM cables for sale.

We would be happy if we can get some indication of how many of you would like to order and how many cables each.

The best price we can make is something like 20e per cable, with shipping already included. If you want a bunch, then we can make a better price maybe per cable.

Please note that it is likely going to be a one off batch, so if interested do tell :)
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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by garyb » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:42 am

i might buy a couple. i would be hapy to send people who need one to you, from SC support.

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Post by valis » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:02 pm

I'd grab a few as well, 2-3 for my own reserve as I would appreciate the time saved, and maybe even a few backups to offer to forum members if needed in the future.

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Post by ChitJyoti » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:42 pm

Count me in for 4. :-)

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Post by robinette » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:21 am

Me too (3-4). :)

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Post by al_bot » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:23 pm

1-2 would be good. :)

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Post by Peter Drake » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:06 pm

Four please.

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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by nebelfuerst » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:15 am

As I'm an EE, I can build my own STDM cables, but I'd like to give some hints in case of troubles with STDM:

If you get errors in scope concering DSP communications, the cable might me the problem.
You could use contact-cleaner spray to clean the contacts inside the STDM-plug and the golden contacts on the PCI cards, too.
Afterwards you should clean with alcohol and let it dry completely.

In some cases, the manufactoring of the STDM-cable might be incomplete. The Plug consists of two parts, which are pressed together with the cable inside. You sometimes have to press the two pieces together once more to have contact inside the plug improve. ( The plug cuts through the isolation of the cable.)

If you own only two PCI cards, you should always use the plugs on the ends of the cable. It's even better to have only two plugs on such a cable.
( I cut the cable using scissors.)

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Post by valis » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:43 pm

And the reason for using the “ends” is similar to why BNC connections and old SCSI require termination: the ends of the cables won’t receive reflected interference that middle connections on in-terminated connections might. Ie, noise. Though I don’t know the frequencies at play with STDM this still seems sensible

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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by faxinadu » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:00 am

ok guys!

parts for the test run have been ordered :)

anyone else interested please let us know! The size of the production run will depend on gauge of interest.
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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by k500zm » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:00 pm

I'll probably have one or two

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Post by valis » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Faxi, did you ask on facebook in the Scope group as well? And the French forums? (iirc, that's where the other bulk of our users are/were)

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Post by faxinadu » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:11 pm

ya on the fb group we did, whats the french forums?
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Post by valis » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Perhaps someone else can remember, it's been ages since I was there.

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Post by faxinadu » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:40 pm

is it the one mehdi posts on? audiofanzine?
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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by binaural » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:05 am

I'd like one or two as well. Guess some fresh cables might cure the occasional error...

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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by k500zm » Wed May 01, 2019 1:29 pm

Any news on when they will be ready ?

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Post by faxinadu » Tue May 07, 2019 4:06 am

Lets say 2 months to be safe.

Still waiting on one component for the test run.

The engineer making them is really good and has lots of experience, they will be legit and we just want to make sure everything is tested and correct as to not disappoint anyone :)
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Post by risan » Thu May 16, 2019 4:16 pm

Count me in on the order.

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Re: Ocean Swift STDM Cables possible production run

Post by k500zm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:13 am

faxi - any news on the test run?

My home made STDM cables are so unreliable - once I actually get the connection working I have to leave the side off of my PC case and leave my PC running 24/7 otherwise the connection is lost and to get it working again is a nightmare :(

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