What are these cables? PIC

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  1. John*DB

    John*DB Stunt Coordinator

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    What arethese cables used for?


    I must be extremely ignorant! When would you use this? I have surround 5.1 and have a bare speaker wire from my speakers to bare speaker wire connector of my receiver.

    These have RCA interconnects. Am I missing something?

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  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    They're not speaker cables. They connect multichannel audio between a player (usually a DVD or multichannel audio player like SACD) to a receiver/amplifier (or, in some cases, to connect a preamp to amplifiers).

    The same way you might have needed two RCA cables (red/white) to connect your tape deck to your stereo --- some DVD players have 6 channel audio outputs which require 6 rca cables to connect to the receiver.

    See also:
    Purposes of 6 channel inputs and outputs on HT equipment by Vince Maskeeper
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...293#post563293
     
  3. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    to add to what vince said, it's for running the 6-channel ANALOG audio from a hirez dvd/cd player to a compatible receiver.

    your player's audio is probably connected DIGITALLY to your receiver via a single coax or optical cable. hirez music, dvd-a and sacd, cannot be played back via a digital connection like that, and must utilize a 6-channel analog connection.
     
  4. John*DB

    John*DB Stunt Coordinator

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    ooooohhhhhhhhh. I see.

    Thank you[​IMG]
     
  5. Leo Kerr

    Leo Kerr Screenwriter

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    although the purple-gray-brown-black colors aren't exactly... normal.

    Not that the color of the cable means anything, though...

    Leo Kerr
     
  6. Bob_M

    Bob_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Those look like the cables I just bought from Blue Jean cable, although I just purcahsed 5 of them. I am using them to hook my preamp to amp.

    Bob
     

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