Link introduces the CVS LKSPKAL 12/3 U2A2, a new line of intelligent self-powered speaker cable that includes a 12/3 double shielded power cable, two AES individually jacketed and shielded pairs, and two color-coded UTP Ethernet lines, featuring Link's cross-spacer (CAT6 style) construction. These cables are specifically designed for self-powered loudspeaker systems that incorporate CAT5 control and/or signal connectivity.
JBL Professional utilizes numerous sets of Linkâ€™s new CVS LKSPKAL 12/3 U2A2 cable in 75â€™ lengths for its portable touring sound systems that are used for onsite customer evaluations, including VERTEC DP Series and the new Venue Performance Series powered, network-compatible products.
â€śThe growing number of JBL systems in the field was Link's inspiration to develop this new hybrid cable,â€ť says Craig Beyrooti, managing director, Link USA. â€śWhen added to Linkâ€™s current SPKAL1 and SPKAL2 lines, the hybrid cable offers self-powered speaker system users several different options for specifying single-cable solutions for power, audio signal and control,â€ť he adds."The increasing number of loudspeaker products for the rental sound industry with onboard electronics, including both powered speakers and network-compatible systems, points to a clear need for integrated cable solutions,â€ť says David Scheirman, VP Tour Sound for JBL. â€śLinkâ€™s new hybrid cable make portable system cable-and-connector integration a practical, reliable and 'off-the-shelf' process for touring system technicians and sound-company business owners," says Scheirman.