What are "digital coaxial" cables?

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  1. Meaux

    Meaux Stunt Coordinator

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    They appear to be RCA connectors.

    What I'm trying to hookup is a McIntosh Mac-3 (coax and optical) from my motorola DCT2000 cable box. Do you use regular RCA cables?
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    Yep- a RCA>RCA cable (specifically one designed for video) will do just fine. The only issue is impedance- Digital Coax is designed to need a 75 ohm cable (which is the same for video)-- while some "audio" RCAs are 50 ohm.

    So, while a Audio cable would probably work-- a video rca cable is pretty much the same thing as a digital coax cable.

    -vince
     
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