Copper or glass wrapped up in plastic – now that rivals watching drying paint for a pretty good doze inducer, yet such connections are the nervous system of any AV setup, perhaps the most hidden yet most vital part of the installation. One duff connection worth !50 cents and (in accordance with Murphy’s Law) buried in an undocumented location inaccessibly deep in the bowels of the yacht can render the most expensive, effective, state-of-the-art screen to be about as good as one of John Logie Baird’s early wee-screen, mechanical 'television' machines. In this third AV primer Zeb Robin of Bond Technical Management does touch on technologies and protocols, but the main thread of this article is the 'how and why' of effective future-proofing of cabling and thus the whole system. That is as much about clever architecture and design of AV systems (and – by the way – interiors) as it is about running extra cables to second-guess future requirements. Really clever design of both could in fact mean that extra cable runs can be minimised or even avoided altogether.

 

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