making RCA patch cables

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  1. Kevin Conway

    Kevin Conway Auditioning

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    Hi. I'm trying to cable my upstairs living room off of my 2nd AV output from the receiver in the main room (downstairs).
    I need a 75 ft run of audio L/F & video RCA cables. I'd like to make these myself from a bulk reel of the appropriate cable.
    1. What type of cable do I need? Is it straight coaxial?
    2. Do I need a different type of cable for the video signal?
    Thanks in advance. I'm probably getting the cable @ Home Depot or Radio shack, any other suggestions are welcome.
    Sincerely,
    Kevin
     
  2. Phil A

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    You can also use 75 ohm coaxial stuff for composite video and audio too if you like. You can get stuff like Canare at www.markertek.com and www.haveinc.com among other places. If you don't have the tools required you may either wish to have it made for you or gets stuff that can be soldered or can be better crimped with generic tools. If it is not a super critical quality application you are looking at you can terminate with 'F' connectors and get 'F' to RCA adapters if that is easier. You may wish to look at Chris White's home page for instruction and sources.
     
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    Kevin
    Always run a couple extra strands when you do. It saved me a lot of work and trouble and does not cost a lot.
    I use the F to RCA from RS and they work fine.
    Niles sells a plate where the f screws onto the wall side and it has a female RCA recepticle for you to use with an interconnect.
    Grant
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