Previously the two options for pedalboard cables were either bulky soldered connectors or unreliable solderless connectors. Not all soldered or solderless connectors are created equal. The need for a reliable, low-profile soldered connector is felt by all those who want to squeeze as many pedals on their board without cable failure. In comes the SP400. At a projection of just 0.326″ (8.3mm) it is 20% smaller than its nearest pancake connector (Switchcraft 228/229) and is capable of fitting side-by-side on most loopers. Furthermore, the SP400 is designed to snug fit 4-4.5mm cables for optimal strain relief and improved protection against electromagnetic-interference (EMI).
Mogami 2314 is the most popular cable for the SP400 and is the standard for this application. With a diameter of 0.155″ (4mm) and a low capacitance of 33.5pF/ft (110pFm) it's a perfect fit and prevents high frequency roll-off. The 2314's small diameter and spiral shielding it is the most flexible option. This makes it the perfect choice for stereo pedals or loopers that need side-by-side connectors.
Van Damme's XKE Unbalanced Pro-Patch has two benefits that combine what the Mogami 2314 and BTPA CA-0678 have: flexibility and strain relief. The XKE is the same diameter as the BTPA allowing for a tighter grip with the SP400 but its composite jacket (PVC-Neoprene) and stranded shielding make it super flexible. It also sits in the middle between the two with a capacitance of 27.4pF/ft (90pF/m) making a very balanced choice.
• SP400 patch cable: the lowest profile soldered patch cable on the market. a projection of just 0.326″ (8.3mm)
• designed to snug fit 4-4.5mm cable for optimal strain relief and EMI protection.
• unlike standard pancake connectors the SP400 can be side-by-side on most looper/controllers.
• Lead-free, ROHS compliant silver solder
• Lifetime Warranty