Digital RCA cables ?

A

agular

Junior Audioholic
I would like to know if it I can use digital coaxial cables in place of regular RCA cables from the pre-outs of my preamp to the inputs on my amplifier. Would this kind of connection degrade the signal?
 
WaynePflughaupt

WaynePflughaupt

Audioholic Samurai
Nope - they will work just fine.

Regards,
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Spartan
Yes you can. No they won’t.
As always, I recommend just researching and making certain you know what you are getting. I’ve seen everything from Copper-Clad Steel (bad) or Copper-Clad Aluminum (ok) used in these cables. Likewise, understanding if you need or want shielding depending on your usage can be helpful.

I like and always recommend the Monoprice High Quality Subwoofer/Digital Coax cables. I run moderately long lengths to my Subs, including past power cables and a power strip with no interference. In these, the All-Copper Conductor is 18AWG, insulated and double shielded.

That said, if you are just needing 1-3 ft interconnects, almost anything will do the job as the cables are only passing a low voltage signal.
 
M

MTVhike

Audioholic Intern
Poor quality audio cables might not work for digital (coaxial), but the reverse is not true.
 

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