Is a digital coax cable and a subwoofer cable one and the same???

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  1. Brad Craig

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    Isn't a subwoofer cable just a (75 ohm) RG59 or RG6 w/ RCA connectors on the end???

    Is the digital coax cables needed on receivers to get digital sounds the same as a subwoofer cable???
     
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    Cable for S/PDIF should have a 75 ohm characteristic impedance, which will be met by RG6/RG59.

    Audio doesn't impose these limitations, although the same coaxial will work fine.

    IOW, you could use any digital audio (or composite video) cable for your sub-woofer; although you may or may not be successful if you try to do the converse.
     
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    Could you try rephrasing that w/ something that more equals "yes or no" and I'm not sure you address my question about the digital coax cable and is it the same???
    Confuscious speaks... [​IMG]
     
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    What hes saying is that you can use a digital coax cable as a subwoofer cable, but a standard audio rca cable (one that would be used to connect a subwoofer to a receiver for example) would not necessarily work as a digital coax cable
     
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