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audio coaxial cable

sportflyer
11-01-2007, 10:14 AM
Can I use a composite or component video cable as a Audio Coax cable ? Tks

Bigloww
11-01-2007, 10:22 AM
Yes, if it is a quality cable you can. It should be 75ohm like a good subwoffer cable and RG6 would help. You can get a good RG6 digital cable for like $6. But give it a go and hear how it sounds..

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023602&p_id=2682&seq=1&format=2

sportflyer
11-01-2007, 10:39 AM
Yes, if it is a quality cable you can. It should be 75ohm like a good subwoffer cable and RG6 would help. You can get a good RG6 digital cable for like $6. But give it a go and hear how it sounds..

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023602&p_id=2682&seq=1&format=2

All are 75 ohm cables but which has the higher bandwidth ? Component video , composite video cable or digital audio coax cable ? Tks

m_vanmeter
11-01-2007, 01:03 PM
there is no difference.....75 ohm coax is what it is, regardless of which end connectors are attached. There is a "loss per foot" difference for the different types of 75 ohm coax, like RG59, RG6, RG6quad....but of absolutely no concern for short 6' to 10' runs.

Usually your component video cables are a little better made, using higher quality cable than the cheapy composite. And most of the digital audio cables are made with good coax. So instead of going the "cheap" route, just get a digital audio cable from www.monoprice.com and never look back.

PS: all the current marketing hype about "bandwidth" is just that - hype !

sportflyer
11-01-2007, 03:35 PM
I have some spare Component video cables so I thought I would use one of them as the Digital Audio Coax cable , hence the question.

fmw
11-02-2007, 06:32 AM
Bandwidth isn't an issue. Any wire will handle the data stream. Your cables should work fine. Doesn't take long to find out. Either they will work or they won't.