Retro Access Super Nintendo stereo RGB SCART lead SNES CSYNC SHIELDED, GROUNDED cable
Retro Console Accessories
All our cables are 100% manufactured in the USA using components sourced from reputable suppliers.
This cable is fully compatible with the following Nintendo consoles :
⚫︎ Super Nintendo US version (compatible with larger consoles, not SNES mini)
⚫︎ Super Nintendo Japanese version (compatible with larger consoles, not SFC Junior)
⚫︎ N64 with RGB mod. An RGB upgrade is required for this cable to work.
There are two cable options in the “cable length/type” menu:
Fortraflex is a highly graded individually shielded, highly flexible cable made to order by Tasker of Italy for our company. All signal lines are individually shielded with pure copper strand wrap to eliminate crosstalk-induced artifacts. The outer casing is a soft and flexible polymer used commonly in professional microphone cables or high end wired game controllers (eg: official SNES controllers) to allow for increased mobility. This cable is not coax shielded but it is still 100% individually shielded with thicker and higher percentage of copper shielding than cables offered elsewhere.
75 ohm multicore coax cable is a professional grade cable that maintains an impedance of 75 ohms to completely prevent signal reflection. This is the highest possible grade of cable possible for video signals, and we’re the only company in the world offering this as an option for SCART. Each line is individually shielded with copper wrap as well as having the grounds isolated from other signals via color coded PVC coating. This cable is also made to order for us by Tasker of Italy. Coaxial cable is thick, but it's the best option if you need a longer cable.
The cable contains 220uf Nichicon or Panasonic capacitors on the RGB lines. These are mounted on a PCB inside the SCART hood.
Please note: This cable is wired to the SCART standard used in Europe. Compatible with SCART TVs but also with scalers such as the OSSC or SCART versions of the Retrotink.
For synchronization, this cable uses csync to eliminate potential problems with image artifacts. If you are using the original Super Nintendo, this cable or the luma cable will work fine. For RGB-modded N64s, cables using luma are a good alternative, as csync is sometimes not connected in the most basic mods. If you have an RGB-modded SNES Mini or SFC Jr., you will also need to connect csync to use this cable.
This cable is attenuated with a 330 ohm resistor on the csync line.
Please also note that there is a very rare model of the fat SNES, the 1CHIP-03, which does not output Csync natively from the AV port. 1-chips have the best video output possible, but csync must be added inside 03s to work with this cable. Because this model is so rare and very few customers (easily only one in a thousand) have reported issues as a result, we recommend you purchase the Csync cable for any older SNES and if it does not work, we'll accept the return. A good solution if you do not have csync in your snes is to use a Multicore coax version of either the luma or composite video synced version as neither of those suffer from artifacts in the picture when using coax cabling.