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Marvin

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I apologize in advance if this has been brought up before but I wasn't able to find it.

For those of you with SACD or DVD-A players, what are you using for the 5 or 6 cables that connect your player to your receiver (or pre-amp)? Three sets of audio cables? Two sets of component (video) cables? Does anyone sell a 5 or 6 cable set for this use?

With the prices of these players coming down, it seems that the cost of the cables could approach or even exceed the cost of the player unless it's ok to stick with the cheaper stuff (AR, Radio Shack etc.)
 

HankM

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Three sets of 1m prs of Audioquest Coral for my Panasonic RP-91 DVD-A. My Sony SCD-777ES SACD is only 2ch so I use MIT MI-330 interconnect.
 

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Marvin, use three pairs of RCA audio interconnects for the 5.1-channel outputs on DVD-Audio and SACD players. For my Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player, I use Audioquest Diamondback interconnects for the stereo analog outputs and Radio Shack Gold Series interconnects for the 5.1-channel outputs. For my Sony SCD-C555ES multi-channel SACD changer, I again use Audioquest Diamondback interconnects for the stereo analog outputs, but Monster Interlink 400mkII interconnects for the 5.1-channel outputs.
 

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Hi Marvin,

I have a 2 channel only Sony '333es sacd changer, I use Catcables Silvercats. I also have a Toshiba sd9200 dvda player, I'm only using it in 2 channel though with Kimber PBJs.

Josh
 

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For my Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player, I use Audioquest Diamondback interconnects for the stereo analog outputs and Radio Shack Gold Series interconnects for the 5.1-channel outputs.
Spooky. I'm using almost the same cables on my DVD-A10. Radio Shack Gold Series for the 5.1 out, the "tape deck" four cable bundle and a stereo pair. For the stereo output I'm using older AudioQuest Turqouse cables (solid copper). Works fine.
 

Mike Main

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I have a Panny rp91 and use pairs of Alpha Core micro purl connects and one silver digital interconnect for DVDs and other cd stuff.
Sounds good to me but then again I didnt try anything else
Mike
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Monster used to make a 6 channel all in one solution which was targeted for the original DVD/DD market when a lot of people had outboard processors. I believe these have since been taken off the market, but this is the only one I've ever heard of.

If anyone knows of another all in one solution, please let me know! i'd rather have nice tightly bound cable than 3 pairs, but I can live.
 

Marvin

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Thanks all, for your replies. It seems as though most of you are using audio cables rather than video cables (e.g. RG6 or its Belden/Canare equivalent). Is that just because audio cable is more flexible or does an audio cable need to be made diferently (e.g. 'twisted pairs')?
I just noticed the following at accessories-for-less:
http://www.ac4l.com/advscripts/detai...0&sPrice=54.99
Does anyone have this one? They say it's a combination of 2 component (video) cables.
I don't have a DVD-A/SACD player yet. After I get a projector (hopefully next month), then I can look around for a progressive DVD player and I figure I might as well get one that does DVD-A/SACD while I'm at it. The upcoming Sony NS-755V looks interesting. Perhaps Panasonic will have something cheaper than the RP91 by then as an alternative.
In any case, it seems that cabling it (component, digital, 5.1 connection) will be an expensive proposition.
 

KeithH

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Philip said:

Spooky. I'm using almost the same cables on my DVD-A10. Radio Shack Gold Series for the 5.1 out, the "tape deck" four cable bundle and a stereo pair. For the stereo output I'm using older AudioQuest Turqouse cables (solid copper). Works fine.
The Audioquest and Radio Shack cables work well for me. I don't really like the connectors on the Radio Shack cables, but they were cheap. For multi-channel DVD-Audio, I didn't want to spend too much.
 

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