Silly Question: what type of cable should I use for audio?

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  1. Chad Viro

    Chad Viro Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello All:
    Well, most of my parts for my HT are all at my house! Just need a few more things and I'll be ready to go! I have a quick, simple question that I need help with. What type of cable should I use to connect the audio from the dvd player to my receiver?

    I have the following items:
    denon 2200 dvd player
    denon 3803 receiver

    any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Kevin. W

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    If your DVD player and receiver have both Digital Coax and Optical its upto you which one you use. Coax is a more secure connection.

    Kevin
     
  3. Chad Viro

    Chad Viro Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks!
    Do you know if that type of cable, typically, comes with a receiver? If not, any idea where I should purchase one from?
     
  4. dougW

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    Yes and No. Typically, "throw away cables" that come with components can include a yellow ended composite video cable. That can be used for digital because it's 75 ohm. But quality of the cable could be an issue. Or lack thereof.

    You could try Radio Shack for a little better cheapie with the connector "grip of death". Or if you want something better that may last through 2 or 3 receivers, you could buy a quality cable from one of the online vendors, or go to your local A/V store for one.

    Lex
     
  5. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Chad,
    Doug is correct. The quality of cables that usually come with your receiver are usually really poor and I can't think of anyone that uses them.

    So that said, I would look around at the various cable dealers online and purchase a Digital Coax if your dvd player allows it. This would be for Home theater(Dolby Digital, DTS audio as well as cd's but most will use a set of 2 channel analog interconnects for that instead) then again most will not use their DVD player as a cd player...

    Now if you wish to listen to DVD audio and SACD, You will need either 6 analog interconnects for multichannel or if you wish to just go with 2 channel then all you would need are 2 analog interconnects.

    For cabling, I like http://www.signalcable.com
     
  6. dougW

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    Or he could try one of the sponsor companies Shane and support HTF by supporting a sponsor. Everyone's quick to post their personal favorite. Well, since I am paying for advertising here, I don't think that statement is out of line. [​IMG]

    Lex
     
  7. Luitz

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    I concure
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    I also say spend no more then 25% of what the items worth on the cable/speaker wire/power cord.
    If your handy with a soldering iron buy bulk wire and ends and make your own (excluding tosh-link).
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    Either way enjoy HT/music Bugggggggg

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  8. Chad Viro

    Chad Viro Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello All:
    Thanks for the wonderful advice; however, I am still confused a bit. I guess I want to get the best sound possible and to do this, I am still not sure as to what type of cables I should get.

    I am not sure if I need 6 analog interconnects, 2 analog interconnects, a digital coax cable, or something else. As of right now, I do not envision myself purchasing a SACD.

    I hate being confused [​IMG]
     
  9. Paul His

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    Go with a digital coax cable if a digital coax inlet is available at the back of your receiver.

    If the inlet is not available, get an optical digital cable.

    Both will provide quality sound transmission, but the coax is more robust than the optical according to most reports.

    Paul
     
  10. Chad Viro

    Chad Viro Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello Paul:
    Thanks for the post. I am fairly certain my equipment has the digital coax inlets (i have the denon 2200 dvd player and denon 3803 receiver).

    So all I need is one digital coax cable and I am good to go? How does bluejeancable rate for digital coax cables? I have ordered from them a few times and simply love their products and prices.
     
  11. Luitz

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    Its all good [​IMG]

    Your need a cable for Digital out to reciver for sound and you need video cables as well.
     

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