SFP Rolling? Anyone?

KrellFan1

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Has anyone tried these cables ??


These use LCElite cables.

I read of another forum that these are killer cables.
I sure love them. Ppl just need to be sure they have an SFP transceiver that’s compatible. Cable is designed ONLY for single mode and NOT multi mode
 

Nuforce

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I sure love them. Ppl just need to be sure they have an SFP transceiver that’s compatible. Cable is designed ONLY for single mode and NOT multi mode
If you have heard the sanspot cable could you pls tell me how it compares to the CommScope?

The Finisar transceivers I've bought are single mode.
 

kennyb123

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I read of another forum that these are killer cables.
Corning manufactures the fiber used in many cables, including the one you mentioned. My guess is that it’s their ClearCurve fiber as it is their bend-resistant offering. A good choice though I’m not sure there can be much of a benefit in short runs without much in the way of bends.

I selected this as it mentioned using Corning fiber but it doesn’t appear to use ClearCurve. Maybe I’ll order an equivalent of the one you shared and see if I hear a difference. Thanks for sharing.

Edit: I’m not sure I trust their listing. I believe OM4 is for use with multimode.
 
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TRHH

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Has anyone tried these cables ??


These use LCElite cables.

I read of another forum that these are killer cables.

There seems to be no "killer" here:

"They differ from many others by their proprietary Ultra Low-loss LC ferrule which reduces the insertion loss (IL) to less than .09dB (vs ordinary IL of less than .30dB). Curious to hear if this may translate into better SQ".

If you than compare it with FS:

Grade B Duplex OS2 Single Mode - B.jpg

Torben
 

harsheel_dbs

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I spent some time this weekend comparing the CommScope and FS Grade B cable. Both are great, at first i preferred the FS cable but then after comparing again a few hours later, I preferred the CommScope cable. My guess is that my amps weren't fully warmed up during the initial comparison. The CommScope cable has more energy, larger soundstage and more definition. If I hadn't heard the CommScope cable, I would be happy with the FS, as it seems to have a bit more fullness in the midrange.

As always, it's system dependent. With my solid state power amp, I prefer the FS; with my tube power amp, I prefer the CommScope.
 

Republicoftexas69

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Pretty much all good with my SFP’s Converters and f/o cables. Have been for over a year now.
 
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