- Mar 5, 2016
- Cleveland, Ohio USA
Cables are used for lots of different purposes. Each purpose has it's own list of requirements.You don’t need the strand count if you have the impedance, capacitance and inductance. This is all you need to know for ”any” cable.
a] RCA analog interconnect: Shielding and low end-to-end resistance of the shield.
b] RCA digital interconnect: Radio Frequency Characteristic Impedance.
c] XLR analog interconnect: Shielding and symmetry of the central conductors.
d] XLR mic cable: above [c] and robust construction, flexibility and low handling noise.
e] XLR digital interconnect: Shielding and Radio Frequency Characteristic Impedance.
f] speaker cable: low end-to-end resistance.
g] AC power cable: low end-to-end resistance and 'UL' listing.