Difference between subwoofer & digital coax?

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  1. Sal Conigliaro

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    Is there any difference between a 'subwoofer' cable and a 'digital interconnect' (ie, between DVD's digital out & receiver) cable?

    Aren't they both usually just 75ohm coax?
     
  2. BruceD

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    Standard Audio cables are typically 50 Ohm cables, cables identified as Digital or Audio/Video are 75 Ohm cables.

    For your sub the standard audio cable would work, but getting the 75 Ohm cable means you get more flexibility to use that cable on the video or digital side if you need to.

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    Do you think a Digital or Audio/Video 75 Ohm cable will produce a better sound when connected to the subwoffer as opposed to the standard 50 Ohm audio cable?
     
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    For any audio application, subwoofer or regular component interconnects, no difference in performance between 75 ohm cable and "std".

    And especially for subs with low freqs.

    But if you have 75 ohm cable around, certainly not going to make it sound worse either. Just not necessary.

    You only need "shielded", preferably gold terminated cables.
     

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