MELCO C100 ETHERNET CABLE
"Well straight out the box the Melco C100 is much better than the Nordost Heimdall 2 ethernet. Its not subtle. I was just hoping for an improvement over the Blue Jeans ethernet given the relative low price of the C100, so this is a welcome surprise"
MELCO - C100 Ethernet Cable
The new Melco C100 directly replaces Melco’s debut Ethernet cable, the C1AE, and introduces a number of upgrades to reduce noise and improve networked audio sound quality.
The Melco C100 benefits from asymmetric drain wire grounding.
In this configuration, one end of the cable features a ground point. Unwanted noise, either external or from connected devices, travels in one direction to the ground end (indicated by a Melco logo on the connector plug), and will not interfere with the delicate signal transmission.
The opposite (non-grounded) end of the cable features a “floating” shield, which is not attached to the connector plug, meaning that unwanted noise cannot transfer to connected audio devices downstream.
Further benefits include gold-plated connectors, a smooth cable outer sleeve to avoid tangling, plus a double shield for additional protection. The C100’s conductor thickness has also been improved over its predecessor.
The C100 is a wide bandwidth design rated at 600 MHz :
6x the speed of Cat 5e, and 2.4x that of Cat 6.
Summary & Pricing
Wide bandwidth construction rated at 600 MHz
Asymmetric drain wire grounding (ground at one end)
Innovative ‘floating’ shield at the opposite end
Precision 100 ohm-accurate and rigid mechanical alignment connectors. Ensures stable performance without the possibility of mechanical misalignment.
Unbreakable latch for precise alignment.
Individual screening of each data pair
Double screening overall
Lengths include: 1 m, 2 m, 3 m, and 5 m
1.0 m (3.2 ft) - $199
2.0 m (6.5 ft) - $249
3.0 m (9.8 ft) - $299
5.0 m (16.0 ft) - $399