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). At Revelation Cable Company we are making the SP400 available with 4 cable options to give you more control. All cable options are high quality but have different features that are preferred over-against the other depending on your set-up.
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.
BTPA CA-0678 has the lowest capacitance of the four options. At just 20pF/ft (66pF/m) it is one of the better choices for those who have long cable runs. One of the benefits of the CA-0678 is purely aesthetic, there are seven color options: black, seafoam (aqua), red, white, purple, grey and blue. Want your cable to match your pedalboard or have a rainbow of colours on your board? We have you covered! The braided shielding assists in preventing radio frequency (RFI) or electromagnetic interference (EMI). While slightly less flexible than the Mogami 2314 it’s still perfect for pedalboards due to its diameter of 4.5mm (0.178″). This diameter also assists in strain relief because of its tight fit with the connector. And while the CA-0678 isn’t the easiest choice for looper/controller/switching systems with the SP400 alone, using the SP400 with the SPS4 straight plug makes it perfect for that application. https://revelationcablecompany.com/product/sp400-to-sps4/
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.
VoodooLab Pedal Switcher, PX8, PX8 Plus, HEX |
RJM Music PBC, Mini Effect Gizmo |
MusicomLab 6M, 62M, 8L, MKIV, MKV |
Providence Audio PEC-4V, PEC-2 |
IdeaBench Switcheroo |
Carl Martin Octaswitch, Octaswitch mkii |
Vinteck V8 |
Cusack Music Pedalboard Tamer
Not Compatible with: Boss: ES5, ES8; GigRig G2