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Topic # 147257 13-Jun-2014 15:13
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Hi There!

Anyone know of any this side of the bridge? Sometimes we need a cable urgently and sub60 from shore to Mt Eden is pretty expensive. 

Also if our main supplier CD don't have what we need in stock an alternative would be useful. 


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  Reply # 1064993 13-Jun-2014 15:23
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There are a number of things I don't like to buy from PBTech (warranty hassles), but there are enough branches around that ducking into one for some patch cables or similar is quite handy.  Had to do that on Monday and incredibly I got a park directly outside their Queen St branch.  laughing

Their stores often don't carry the likes of rolls of Cat6 cable though.

CDL have been so good for cables I've not actually looked for any other distributors.




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  Reply # 1064994 13-Jun-2014 15:24
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Just trying to find a 2M Coaxial Spdif which I need by the end of the day for the weekend! You'd think I wanted something strange.

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  Reply # 1065000 13-Jun-2014 15:36
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I get most of my network cables from JA Russell...right near Mt Eden on Boston road. Not sure if they have what you want but you could try.




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  Reply # 1065001 13-Jun-2014 15:37
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networkn: Just trying to find a 2M Coaxial Spdif which I need by the end of the day for the weekend! You'd think I wanted something strange.


Isn't that just a 2m RCA cable?



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  Reply # 1065003 13-Jun-2014 15:39
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trig42:
networkn: Just trying to find a 2M Coaxial Spdif which I need by the end of the day for the weekend! You'd think I wanted something strange.


Isn't that just a 2m RCA cable?


No, that is an analog cable, coax spdif is digital. They look similar ;) 

I just bit the bullet and bought one from Rapallo AV who are just around the road from me. 

If anyone comes across or knows of a distributor, this side of the bridge I'd still be keen to know about it. 


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  Reply # 1065028 13-Jun-2014 16:23
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OK, is that the cable that plugs into the orange plug on the back of a receiver?



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  Reply # 1065030 13-Jun-2014 16:25
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trig42: OK, is that the cable that plugs into the orange plug on the back of a receiver?


I think so, however, for me it's going from my Xonar STX to my Schiit Bifrost DAC. 

I have a very strange ground loop in some head-fi gear I am trying to troubleshoot.

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  Reply # 1065031 13-Jun-2014 16:26
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OK, fancy.

I just use RCA cable for that orange plug, works perfectly. It is labeled Digital Audio (I think, may be Coax Digital, but one cable does all 6 channels).



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  Reply # 1065032 13-Jun-2014 16:27
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trig42: OK, fancy.

I just use RCA cable for that orange plug, works perfectly. It is labeled Digital Audio (I think, may be Coax Digital, but one cable does all 6 channels).


One common thing that happens if you use RCA instead of SPDIF Coax, is that you may occasionally get sound drop outs.

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  Reply # 1065037 13-Jun-2014 16:52
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Dove Electronics sell the Digitus range of cables and have an Auckland office at 71 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose.
They may be an option for you.
They sell to resellers only so if you don't have an account you would need to apply.




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  Reply # 1065059 13-Jun-2014 17:24
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russels boston rd have them i call that cable toslink

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  Reply # 1065105 13-Jun-2014 18:03
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bales: russels boston rd have them i call that cable toslink


I like JA Russells, but recently went in to get some 2.5mm TPS 2+E power cable. Got asked to pay $900 for the 100m roll.

Went to Mitre10 got it for $230.

JA tried it on i think, as they asked if I was a sparky and probably jacked up the price as I said no.

*sigh*



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  Reply # 1066610 16-Jun-2014 13:34
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Sounddude: I like JA Russells, but recently went in to get some 2.5mm TPS 2+E power cable. Got asked to pay $900 for the 100m roll.

Went to Mitre10 got it for $230.

JA tried it on i think, as they asked if I was a sparky and probably jacked up the price as I said no.

*sigh*


That is what I hate about shopping at "Trade" shops.

I was looking for a flourescent tube that is becoming common in offices but extremely rare in residential properties.

One branch of JA Russell didn't have the colour I wanted but told me of a nearby branch that did.  They said the price would probably be around $20. 

When I got to the other branch they sold me two bulbs for about $24.  Looking at the paperwork it was around a 50%+ discount off "Trade".

In other words, they charged me a realistic price.

Earlier in the week I had bought another "commercial style" bulb from Rexel, they charged about $25.  I was quite annoyed when I found the same bulb in Bunnings for $14.

I've seen the same bulb from a European LED seller that I use and they wanted about NZ$10 for it.

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