Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has extended its award-winning line of broadcast products in the EMEA region with the launch of two Brilliance microphone cables that are setting new benchmarks in strength and digital audio performance. Brilliance 1776 – Belden’s strongest microphone cable to date – and compact digital microphone cable Brilliance 2221 – the finest performing digital cable available – offer maximum toughness and flexibility for analog and digital applications.

Brilliance 1776 is a super-strong Analog Microphone Cable capable of withstanding the rough handling and constant use of studio and live environments. It is the strongest microphone cable ever manufactured by Belden, featuring a minimum pull strength of 113kg. Belden received the coveted STAR Award 2012 from US-based publication TV Technology in recognition of the 1776’s pioneering strength performance.

The cable is engineered with high strength custom alloy conductors and a tough EPDM rubber jacket, making it ideal for rental houses and other applications where microphone cables face repeat use and damage. Brilliance 1776 is available as cost saving put-ups of 75 meters (250 feet).

Belden’s second cable introduction is an ideal solution for applications where full-size microphone cables are too large. The Brilliance 2221 Compact Digital Microphone Cable is small enough for hand-held solid-state recording devices (SSD) with miniature microphone connectors, such as those from Lemo, Neutrik or Switchcraft, or those using Bantam or TT jacks as the balanced line input.

With an impedance of 110 ohms, the cable is able to carry digital audio. Its ultra-low capacitance of 42.7 pF/m makes it the finest performing digital cable available on the market.

Brilliance 2221 is suitable for use as an analog or digital patch cable where Bantam or TT patch connectors are used. It can also be used as a DMX lighting control cable when small size and flexibility are required.

Werner Eich, vertical marketing manager broadcast for Belden EMEA comments: “Brilliance 1776 and 2221 microphone cables are setting new performance levels in their respective fields, and in doing so reflect Belden’s focus on delivering broadcast products with the high quality and reliability to meet the signaling transmission needs of musicians, performers and the AV industry as a whole.”

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 7,400 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit Follow Belden on Twitter: @BeldenInc

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