Are Hosa cables ok to use in my rack?

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I was going to expand my interface and add some patch bays and I'm at the buying a lot of cables part. I know Hosa get a bad rap for breaking easily but I'm wondering if they are competent enough to use in my rack where they will only be plugged in and out a few times ever. Thanks!

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Yes, I’ve used them for decades and they work fine if you’re not constantly reconnecting them.
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cryophonik wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:26 pm Yes, I’ve used them for decades and they work fine if you’re not constantly reconnecting them.
Awesome thanks!

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If you have lots of money and feel like making yourself feel special you can spend 1000$ on some diamond cable made with crystals and alagator skin from Venezuela and experience placebo effect with the sound

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Just to expand a bit on my experience with them, I currently have well over a dozen hardware synths and drum machines in my studio and have owned dozens of other units over the past 20+ years. I have more Hosa audio and MIDI cables than any other brands, but also a mix of other brands (e.g., ProCo). I’ve never noticed any difference in sound transmission level or noise/hum between any of them (not to say there isn’t some difference if put to a scientific test, but it’s certainly not noticeable to me). I have had more of the Hosa cables short out on me than the other ones, but that’s also due in part because I own far more Hosa cables than any other brand and TBH I have not kept close enough track of the failures to know if the failure rate is actually higher with Hosa. I will add that I’ve got a pile of dead MIDI cables lying in the bottom of a cable bin in my closet and the vast majority of them are NOT Hosa MIDI cables.
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HREQ wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:14 am If you have lots of money and feel like making yourself feel special you can spend 1000$ on some diamond cable made with crystals and alagator skin from Venezuela and experience placebo effect with the sound
tbf, the alligator skin, does look cool!
not like plain black rubber :cry:

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vurt wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 10:34 am
HREQ wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:14 am If you have lots of money and feel like making yourself feel special you can spend 1000$ on some diamond cable made with crystals and alagator skin from Venezuela and experience placebo effect with the sound
tbf, the alligator skin, does look cool!
not like plain black rubber :cry:
Personally I prefer black rubber on everything.

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Zipede wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:20 am
vurt wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 10:34 am
HREQ wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:14 am If you have lots of money and feel like making yourself feel special you can spend 1000$ on some diamond cable made with crystals and alagator skin from Venezuela and experience placebo effect with the sound
tbf, the alligator skin, does look cool!
not like plain black rubber :cry:
Personally I prefer black rubber on everything.
especially my gimp!

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