Template:Info:Exakt-Cables

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ALL FOUR pairs of the cables are used in the Exakt-Link cable. This is NOT an ethernet transport cable but an Exakt transport cable. These pairs are used to transmit the audio data, power triggers and a master timing control to ensure that the audio from all channels are in perfect sync.

The Exakt-link has been designed to operate with the CAT-5 cable electrical specifications for signal timings. There have been NO changes to this design for any other CAT cable standards. (updated 2019)

We recommend using the 100Base-T4 / 568B ethernet cable pairing
Exakt Link uses readily available network cables:
  • CAT 5 UTP/FTP
  • CAT 6 UTP/FTP
Note: There is no change in the audio performance of the Exakt Link between Cat 5 or Cat 6 Cables.


CAT 7 and CAT 8 cable electrical specifications do NOT work well with the EXAKT-LINK transport. These cables will limit the Exakt cable length that can be used and reduce the sound quality.
We advise this cable is not used and replaced with CAT-5/6 in Exakt-Link installations.


Typical Ethernet 100Base-T length restrictions guide:

Patch cable < 30M
Solid core cable < 100M


EXAKT-LINK CANNOT be used with:

  • Ethernet Isolators,
  • Ethernet conditioners,
  • HomePlugs/Ethernet-over-Mains devices
  • WLAN bridges etc

Exakt-Link can ONLY be a CAT5/6 cable from Exakt socket to Exakt socket