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Topic # 24812 3-Aug-2008 18:24
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Will something like this do?

$29.35 from Ascent

Seems to be the cheapest option without going down the Generic cable path.

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  Reply # 153848 3-Aug-2008 18:42
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For modest distances any RCA cable you have should work fine for this purpose. So you might avoid having to buy one.

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  Reply # 153851 3-Aug-2008 19:01
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If you want gold plated anyway, you can pick up a 2m for under $10 - 6th one down.

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  Reply # 153896 3-Aug-2008 22:17
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Its an ideal use for all your old composite cables your not using anymore.


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  Reply # 153908 3-Aug-2008 23:09
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Digital or otherwise, unbalanced coax impedance is usually 75 Ohm, would not recommend cheapo AV cables, but anything made of reasonable quality 75Ohm coax (RG59 antenna cable will work)  will work, some items here at might be what you are after, or you could try getting out the soldering iron and making your own. For what it is worth, gold plating is a bit of a gimmick, good quality nickel plated connectors work just fine.

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  Reply # 153924 4-Aug-2008 07:17
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spdif is a pretty low rate (bandwidth) method, and has a pretty robust line code. Eye tests I have done indicate for lengths upto 10m or so you can use pretty much any old RCA line cord and it does not give a damn, dont get too concerned with impeadance as neither does it. The standard is however built around 75ohms on coaxial implementations, but simple analog RCA leads are fine for most 2-5m home use runs.


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