Sound Devices Scorpio with Hirose 10-pin Output

Sound Devices XL-10 from Audient HBS10Y10-35W

The Sound Devices Scorpio comes with 2 Hirose 10-pin outputs that – according to the block diagram – can be configured for L, R or bus B1 to B10. Sound Devices sells this cable under the product name XL-10. However, this item is no longer sold. And my supplier in Switzerland told me, he would have nothing left in stock, but: maybe Ambient in Germany could still get hold of some cables. One call later, and I found out that these guys neither had them for order, but they manufactured and distributed an exact clone of that cable under the catchy name of HBS10Y10-35W. Once ordered, and waiting for the shipment completed, I could finally make use of that cable giving me an extra pair of full size XLR outputs on my Scorpio.

Sound Devices XL-10 Ambient HBS10Y10-35W
Sound Devices XL-10 Ambient HBS10Y10-35W

In the package, you actually get two cables:

  1. Hirose 10-pin coiled extension
  2. Hirose 10-pin male to 1x 3.5mm TRS jack and 2x full size XLR male jacks

Here is what the cables look like when packaged:

Sound Devices XL-10 from Audient HBS10Y10-35W
Sound Devices XL-10 from Audient HBS10Y10-35W

Published by Ronald Rink

I am a senior auditor and consultant at d-fens for business processes and information systems.

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