Can I substitute componet video cables for audio?

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  1. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    I'm looking at buying the AR Master Series RCA audio cables to hook between my Marantz AV560U and Rotel RMB-1066. I would need 3 packs of 2 RCA cables($70CDN/pr). Yet the componet cables are $99 for 3($200 for 6). So I would save $10+tx. Question is can then be swapped for each other?
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  2. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

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    yes they can be swapped out, just be sure to keep the ends correctly hooked up.
     
  3. Mark Rich

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    Yes, you could use the component video cables for audio use. However I doubt the performance will be similar. The video cable uses a coax design while their audio cable is a twisted cable design.
    The coax design uses the shields for the signal while the twisted pair does not. The twisted pair design keeps the shield doing what it does best, shield against RFI/EMI.
    My suggestion is to spend the $10.00
     
  4. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    Personally I think the twisted pair approach is the more elegant way to run the audio and concur with Mark. If that's the brand you want drop the $10 and buy them. That's not to say there aren't more cost effective ways of skinning this cat. All depends on how you define your preferences. With the interconnects one can almost without regard use a wide variety of types as capacitance differences will have a nil affect on the signals that you're transmitting.
     

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