Best connectors for 5.1

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Ryan Leemhuis, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    I was wondering what deal at accessories4less.com would be best for 5.1 connectors. I was looking at the pro II AR composite cables for 9.99 or the dig. coax cables? I was just wondering which would be the best to carry the signal?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Hi Ryan.

    Are you talking about 6 separate RCA cables to go from a pre-processor to a amp, or the single coaxial-digital cable?

    If you are looking for the coaxial-digital cable, any well-made video cable should work fine. If a brand you like offers both a composite video and coaxial-digital cable - go for the less expensive cable.

    The people who wrote the SPDIF (Sony Phillips Digital Interface Format) requirements had a ordinary video cable in mind. Some less-than-repuitable cable companies then took their $20 composite video cables, put the words "Digital" on the package and sold them for $50+ until consumers learned that there is nothing special/exotic about the coaxial-digital connection.

    (If anything, the digital nature of the signals mean you can use a really cheap $5 department store video cable and get perfect transmission).

    But you are not getting ripped off with a $10-$15 coaxial digital or video cable.
     
  3. Ryan Leemhuis

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    no I am talking about 6 separate cables
     
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    Six of those AR pro II composite cables for 9.99 will do the job.
     

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