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Interference and different connection types

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#1 of 4 thelethalblow



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Posted March 25 2007 - 01:14 PM

I am looking at 5.1 PC speakers that have an option of Digital (Coax, Optical) and Analog (6 channel Direct Connect). I have heard there’s not to much of a difference between the two, sound quality wise. However, I have a concern regarding cord length and the possibility of interference. The cord will run about 33ft in length in my room. I know optical is supposed to be real good for long lengths but it’s costs are high. Basically I’m asking will this length be an issue for Analog or Coax Digital?

#2 of 4 Chu Gai

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Posted March 25 2007 - 10:48 PM

No, it won't be an issue. Regarding optical (toslink) cables, maybe you've just been looking in the wrong place because at http://www.lifatec.c..._patchcords.htm you'll find a 33 foot length is about $23.

#3 of 4 leafswillwin


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Posted March 26 2007 - 05:01 AM

check monoprice.com. You cant beat their prices and the cables are very thick. The above poster's cable seems to be a bit thin.


only 10 dollars and 8mm thick

#4 of 4 Grant B

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Posted March 28 2007 - 04:36 PM

My DVD Changer in my Bedroom is over 40 ft away and I have a coax audio cable running to the front room preamp
Standard Quad Shielded RG 6 with screw on RCA Adapters and it works great
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