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Using a 75 ohm RCA video cable for as an analog audio cable.

solderdude

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Uhmm we are still talking about home usage of relatively short interlinks and whether or not one can use coax instead of 'regular' coax-type cable ?
Not professional (balanced) audio with very long runs and multicable running along stage lighting cables.
Also not about anything well above 100kHz or even 1MHz.
Not talking about microphone cables either... just line level interlinks with RCA connectors.

Yes, twisted cable is a way of shielding for magnetic fields, yes twisted quad configs are also better.
Balanced is better when screened, yes some cheap interlinks may not even have a screen.

I would suggest that using decent (supple) coax will work fine for DC to 10MHz and not worse than 'normal' interlinks.

That's what the thread is supposed to be about. Not dickwaving.
 
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Very true. Maybe because, instead of opening new topics, same questions are being asked over and over again.
Limit thread replies to 50 posts. After all there is very little in audio that can't be worked out via internet searches. :facepalm:

Opening question: Have you looked for an answer before posting?
 
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Any coax is a most excellent choice for unbalanced audio interconnect regardless of type, provided it has
- high coverage and continuity of the shield (spiral wire "shields" need not apply) to provide good electrostatic shielding
- high conductivity of the shield to reduce I*R error voltage drops from balancing currents between gear
- true concentric construction with stable geometry which yields very good cancelling of (far-field, homogenous) magnetic fields, similar if not better than wisted pair.

In both regards most any 50 or 75 Ohm rated RF coaxial cable with a braided shield (with ot without additional foil screen) is better that standard audio cables which often are of the spiral shield type that allows for a higly flexible cable.
 

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A quick survey of the market in audiophile interconnect cables should be sufficient evidence that almost any damned thing will work as long as it establishes a low resistance connection.
 

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Yes. On another forum somebody organized a test where potatoes, mud and wire coat hangers were used as audio interconnections.

Indistinguishable from $1000 boutique cables.
 
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