Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable - Dreamedia AV
Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable - Dreamedia AV
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Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable

High-Definition Coaxial Cable for Audio/Video Clarity
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Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable

Unleash the Full Potential of Your Home Theater with the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable

Imagine stepping into a world where every audio and video experience is heightened to its full potential, where the crispness of every pixel and the clarity of every sound note is not just an expectation but a given. This is the realm the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable transports you to. Designed with precision and engineered for performance, this cable is not just a pathway for your media—it's the lifeblood of a truly immersive home theater experience.

Cutting-Edge Construction

The Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable stands out with its high-definition 3/16" coaxial design, ensuring that it meets the 75-ohm HD standard that high-definition video applications demand. Manufactured in the USA, this cable is a testament to quality and reliability.

  • Flexible Design: With its thin and extremely flexible build, this cable is a breeze to work with, bending easily to accommodate tight corners and challenging installations.
  • Soft TPE Jacket: The soft TPE jacket not only feels great but also makes handling the cable an effortless task. This material choice contributes to both the flexibility and durability of the cable.
  • Length Options: Available in 250 Ft. and 500 Ft. lengths, the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable offers ample length for any setup, whether it's a cozy living room or an expansive home theater.
  • Packaging Variants: Choose between a nest in box packaging for the 250 Ft. option or a spool for the 500 Ft. length, providing convenience and protection during transportation and installation.

High-Performance Technical Specifications

The Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable is not just about looks and ease of use; it's about what's inside. Here's what sets it apart technically:

  • HD Format Support: Yes, this cable is designed to handle all your HD needs, ensuring that your home theater system is future-proof.
  • Impedance: Perfectly balanced at 75 ohms to match the requirements of high-definition video signals.
  • Bandwidth: Full, broadcast-quality bandwidth means no compromises on the quality of signal transmission.
  • Sweep Test: Rigorously sweep-tested at 3GHz over 100ft with nominal dB loss, guaranteeing that the signal remains strong over distance.
  • Shielding: With 100% shielding, including a 95% tinned copper braid and tin foil shield, signal integrity is preserved, minimizing interference and noise.

Versatile Applications

Whether you're setting up a home theater, gaming rig, or any audio/video system, the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable is designed to be your go-to solution:

  • All Audio/Video Applications: From component to composite video, this cable has you covered.
  • Digital Audio: Crisp and clear digital audio transmission for setups involving S/PDIF.
  • Subwoofers: Experience deep, thundering bass with a stable connection to your subwoofer.
  • RF Applications: HD Satellite and CATV are no match for the capabilities of this cable.

Safety and Compliance

Your safety is paramount, and the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable doesn't compromise in this regard:

  • UL & C(UL) Listed: This cable has been tested and listed by Underwriters Laboratories, ensuring it meets their stringent safety standards.
  • RoHS Compliant: Manufactured with the environment in mind, this cable is compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.
  • CL2 or CM Rated: Safe for in-wall installations, adding to the versatility and safety of your setup.

Easy and Reliable Connectivity

Connectivity is a breeze with the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable:

  • Self-Terminating Connectors: These innovative connectors make terminations simple and easy, requiring no special tools.
  • Connector Material: Black chrome finished with gold-plated contacts ensures a corrosion-resistant connection with optimal signal transfer.
  • Color-Coded Insulator: Never second-guess your connections again with color-coded insulators that make identification straightforward.

The Dreamedia Difference

At Dreamedia, we understand that setting up a home theater system is about more than just purchasing components—it's about crafting an experience. That's why we offer not just products, but solutions. Our team of experts is ready to help you design the home theater system of your dreams, incorporating the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable for a setup that's as seamless as it is impressive.

The Dreamedia Promise

We stand by the quality of the products we recommend, and the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable is no exception. Here's what you can expect:

  • High-Quality Signal Transmission: With premium oxygen-free copper and 100% shielding, your signal integrity is guaranteed.
  • Optimized Signal Transmission: The nitrogen-gas-injected foam PE dielectric ensures that your signal is transmitted with utmost fidelity.
  • USA-Made Assurance: Take pride in a product manufactured with the highest standards right here in the USA.
  • Warranty Coverage: Rest easy knowing that your cable is covered against defects in materials or workmanship under normal use.

Your Home Theater, Transformed

It's time to transform your home theater into a bastion of high-definition audio and video. With the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable, you're not just buying a cable—you're investing in an experience. An experience where every movie, every game, and every song is delivered as the creators intended, with absolute fidelity.

Let Dreamedia guide you through the journey of creating the ultimate home theater system, starting with the foundation laid by the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable. Feel the difference, see the clarity, and hear the precision—embrace the full potential of your home theater today.

Our Review

Review of the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable

Introduction

High-quality coaxial cables are the unsung heroes of the home theater world, responsible for the clear transmission of audio and video signals. The Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable is designed to meet the demands of high-definition content in today's sophisticated home entertainment systems.

Design

Materials and Build Quality

The Planet Waves coaxial cable employs a TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) jacket, which provides a soft, pliable exterior. Encased within is a nitrogen-gas-injected foam PE (Polyethylene) dielectric, optimizing signal transmission. The signal is further protected by a 100% shield comprised of a 95% tinned copper braid paired with tin foil, ensuring minimal interference and signal degradation.

Aesthetics and Flexibility

Despite its robust build, the cable maintains a thin profile, allowing for greater ease of installation and flexibility. This thinness, however, does not compromise the cable's durability or signal quality.

Connector Design

The connectors are thoughtfully designed, featuring a self-terminating "screw on" solution that makes installation straightforward. Constructed with black chrome finished and gold-plated contacts, they promise a reliable connection and corrosion resistance. The color-coded insulator and interchangeable color bands are practical touches for identification and organization, especially in complex setups.

Features

Length and Packaging Options

The cable comes in two lengths: 250 ft. and 500 ft. The smaller length is neatly nested in a box, while the longer one is conveniently provided on a spool, addressing different installation needs and storage preferences.

Certifications and Compliance

The cable is UL & C(UL) Listed, RoHS Compliant, and rated CL2 or CM, indicating adherence to safety and environmental standards. These certifications assure users of the cable's quality and safety for in-wall installations.

Warranty and Manufacturing

The product is covered against defects in materials or workmanship under normal use, reflecting the manufacturer's confidence in its durability. Additionally, being made in the USA can be a sign of quality assurance for some consumers.

Performance

Signal Integrity and Capacitance

With a nominal capacitance of 18.2 pF/ft, the cable is engineered to maintain signal integrity over its length, which is crucial for preserving the quality of HD video and audio signals.

Shielding and Signal Transmission

The comprehensive shielding ensures that the signal is protected from external electromagnetic interference, which is vital for maintaining the purity of the HD signal over long distances.

HD Compatibility and Testing

The cable is not only compatible with HD standards but has also been sweep-tested at 3GHz over 100ft with nominal dB loss. This level of performance testing speaks volumes about its capability to handle advanced HD formats and maintain signal quality over considerable lengths.

Installation and Usability

In-Wall Installation

While the cable's soft TPE jacket allows for easy handling, it does require careful installation within walls to prevent any ripping or damage. The installers must be cautious not to compromise the integrity of the cable during this process.

Connector Usability

The self-terminating connectors are a boon for installers, enabling quick and easy terminations. The ability to correct imperfect terminations without replacing the entire connector is a cost-effective feature.

Termination and Flexibility

The cable's flexibility, while advantageous for threading through complex paths, may present a challenge during termination. However, the benefits of a self-terminating connector system can significantly outweigh this minor inconvenience.

Pros and Cons

Advantages

The Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable boasts a high-quality construction that ensures reliable signal transmission. Its thin and flexible design is user-friendly, and the self-terminating connectors simplify installations. It is capable of delivering HD video signals over long distances with minimal loss, and the nitrogen-gas-injected dielectric promotes excellent signal fidelity.

Disadvantages

However, the cable does have some drawbacks. The presence of chemicals like Antimony oxide and Lead, which have been flagged by the State of California, may cause concern among environmentally conscious users. The 18AWG cable, while sufficient for most applications, may limit reach for certain high-resolution video needs. Additionally, the soft cable jacket could be prone to damage if not handled with care during in-wall installations. Lastly, the lengths provided might not suit all installation requirements, and the flexibility of the cable could complicate termination for less experienced users.

User Experience

Feedback from users commonly praises the ease of use and the quick installation process. The quality of signal transmission has been consistently noted, with many appreciating the high-definition capabilities of the cable in their home theater setups.

Comparisons

When compared to similar products on the market, the Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable holds its own, offering a blend of quality, performance, and user-friendly features. Its self-terminating connectors and flexible design are particularly standout features that are not always found in competitor offerings.

Final Thoughts

The Planet Waves Single HD Coaxial Cable is a well-constructed, high-performance option for home theater enthusiasts looking to maximize their HD experience. Its thoughtful design and user-friendly features make it a strong contender in the coaxial cable market. While it does present some challenges, such as potential chemical exposure and limitations in cable gauge and length, these are relatively minor when weighed against the overall benefits. With its superior signal integrity and ease of installation, this cable is recommended for anyone seeking a reliable and efficient solution for their high-definition video transmission needs.

Specifications

Physical Specifications

  • Flexibility: Thin and extremely flexible
  • Jacket Material: Soft TPE
  • Color Options: Black
  • Length Options: 250 Ft., 500 Ft.
  • Cable Type: Single 3/16" High Definition Coaxial Cable
  • Packaging Options: Nest in box, Spool
  • Max Pulling Tension: 2359 PSI
  • Max Bend Radius: 2.25 inches

Technical Specifications

  • Supports HD Formats: Yes
  • Impedance: 75 ohms
  • Bandwidth: Full, broadcast quality
  • Capacitance: Low
  • Shielding: 100% with 95% tinned copper braid & tin foil shield
  • Dielectric: Nitrogen-gas-injected foam PE
  • Sweep Test: 3GHz over 100ft with nominal dB loss
  • Nominal Capacitance: 18.2 pF/ft

Applications

  • Suitable For: All Audio/Video applications
  • Specific Uses: Component to Composite Video, Analog to Digital Audio, Subwoofers, S/PDIF, RF applications like HD Satellite and CATV

Compliance and Safety

  • UL Listed: Yes
  • C(UL) Listed: Yes
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes
  • CL2 or CM Rated: Yes
  • California Proposition 65 Warning: Contains chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm

Additional Features

  • Connectors: Planet Waves connectors for easy termination
  • Manufactured In: USA
  • Warranty: Covers defects in materials or workmanship under normal use

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