Custom cable question for long runs

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    I am looking at 35ft runs for component, composite, and s-video. How well does RG-6 cable with gold plated ends (as well as f-RCA adaptors) work for composite and component runs? Has anyone tried this or am I looking at expensive custom runs for these 2 cables?
     
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    Works great! I've done this many times and it's a piece of cake and does a great job. You can use the same thing for subwoofers, incidentally. You might have to special order an S-video cable that long, but coax works fine for component and composite... just make sure the cable is not crimped, stapled through, or sharply bent anywhere in the run and you should be just fine.
     
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    I just made 30ft component runs tonight! And they look great. I couldn't tell a difference between my home-made cables and the 12ft Monster Cables that they replaced.

    Along the same lines, is there any way to make a do-it-yourself optical audio (Toslink) cable? I need a 30 ft run from my X-box to my receiver. Any ideas?!?
     
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    I made up the component and composite cables using the RG-6, and the ends/sdaptors and tested the component set of cables. All I can say is I am very impressed with the performance they exhibited. All I need now is the 10m s-video cable them I am all set.

    Thanks for your help.
     

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