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  • RCA patch vs. digital audio cable--interchangeable?

    Are digital audio RCA ended cables (typically 75ohm) interchangeable with standard old fashioned coaxial audio cables?

    Thanks,
    Marv

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    Re: RCA patch vs. digital audio cable--interchangeable?

    I'm pretty sure they are. If you have an Ohm meter you can take few measurements on each and verify it. Measure from one end of the center conductor to the other end, then measure from one end of the outer conductor to the other end, then measure between them, then short them and measure. That should be every possible configuration. If the digital cable matches the measurements of the audio cable, then they should be interchangable.

    Post your results if you don't mind.

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      Re: RCA patch vs. digital audio cable--interchangeable?

      Rogoll,

      Thanks for the quick reply. I didn't test my own, but further research at monoprice revealed that their premium audio pair cables (analog) are 75 ohm as are their digital audio cables. The former are RG59, the latter are RG6, so the AWG size is different, but the impedance is the same for both.

      Thanks,
      Marv

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        Re: RCA patch vs. digital audio cable--interchangeable?

        here is a good site for you. www.bluejeanscables.com

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          Re: RCA patch vs. digital audio cable--interchangeable?

          http://www.bluejeanscable.com/pages/.../1505Ftech.htm


          http://www.bluejeanscable.com/pages/...s/1694tech.htm



          these are all I use for audio and digital. they are outstanding. they don't break they work fine.

          now that my ota is hdtv for my rooftop I use a higher grade coax low loss rg11. I have long rooftop runs for my tv

          http://cgi.ebay.com/150-FT-Foot-RG11...#ht_3182wt_748

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