digital audio cable and sub cable...

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  1. Jon K

    Jon K Auditioning

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    hey,
    i was at Fry's today and saw a 3foot rca brand video cable that is 75 ohm and has the RCA jacks for $2.99...can i use this for my digital coax cable for my audio from the dvd to the receiver? the 6foot version is $4.99, can i use that one for the subwoofer?
    so basically my question is can a 75ohm video cable with RCA jacks be used as a digital audio coax and/or sub cable? TIA
     
  2. Dan Hine

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    John,
    While some people may feel obligated to give you a thesis on the answer they give you, I will keep it short and just say "absolutely!" [​IMG] Enjoy, and welcome to the forum (if you have not been welcomed already).
    Dan Hine
     
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    Yah, 75Ohm RCA video cables can be used for:
    - Composite video
    - Analog Audio
    - Digital Coaxial bitstream
    - Subwoofer cable
    - Component cables (x3)
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    Ditto here...
    No reason to spend a dime more..odds are pretty darn high that you'll enjoy the same awesome sound with that $2.99 cable that the poor guy who spent a whole paycheck on a boutique cable that serves the same purpose [​IMG]
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  5. Tor Arne

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    Sure. It will work as good as any other cable for the digital connection. The same goes for the sub-connection as long as you keep it away from hi-voltage cables. If it's going to cross or run close to, for example the mains (110V or 220V), then you should consider a shielded cable.
    Enjoy!
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  6. Jon K

    Jon K Auditioning

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    thanks for the quick and straight forward answers...
    Tor Arne: when you say "mains"...are you talking about the main left and right speakers? if anyone else knows what he meant, is he saying not to run the sub cable with the speaker cable unless it's shielded?
     
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    I think he meant the power cables (as in from the wall) but I very well could be wrong.
     
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  9. Jon K

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    cool...thanks for all the information [​IMG]
    i will post pics when it is all set up!
     

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