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Old 10th April 2003, 04:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried using RG59 cable as interconnect. cables?

I have 6 x 50cm Profi line audio cables and thats just a little to short. They don't look very profi, so i was thinking about trying RG59 since it's nicely shielded and with relative low capacitance. Around 16 - 17 pF/f.
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Old 10th April 2003, 08:15 PM   #2
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Yes I have but I did not like it.

I consider RG62 as a better sounding (which is less sounding) interconnect.

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Old 10th April 2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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Sure you can. Works for analog and spdif. And as a speaker cable.
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Old 10th April 2003, 08:42 PM   #4
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Henrik,

tried it. Itīs better than most cheap cables that come as standard with components but most cheaper aftermarket "audiophile" cables are better.

Donīt ask me how it sounded cause I tried it about 20 years ago

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Old 10th April 2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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But please verify that the cables don't want to join the band. I once wired a preamp with RG316 double shielded cable. It looked really cool but if I tapped on the cables with a fingernail you could easily hear it. I suspect it might have been the phono section only (my memory slips me) but even on line signals you might be able to hear it.
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I use RG58 as speakercable at the moment. You can´t generalize RG58
sounds in a special way or RG62 does. It all depends on the manufacturer
and other things. RG58 sounds different in my experience from brand to brand.

In my system it definately makes a very tight bass. As my room bloats bass to much
i welcome it. In other systems it may be to tight bass. The highs are crystal clear
and no grain in the mids - I like it.
Here is the way i wire them. Saw it years back as a suggestion.
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I've made audio and video IC's using Canare components, although the tools will end up costing more than your IC's !
Unless your doing all your IC's and some friends to make it worth
your while. I used LV77s for both audio and video.

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Old 11th April 2003, 03:34 AM   #8
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Default How about RG8?

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Old 13th April 2003, 05:57 PM   #9
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Default Re: RG59 as audio cable

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Originally posted by HenrikKronborg
Has anyone tried using RG59 cable as interconnect. cables?

I have 6 x 50cm Profi line audio cables and thats just a little to short. They don't look very profi, so i was thinking about trying RG59 since it's nicely shielded and with relative low capacitance. Around 16 - 17 pF/f.



If you are looking for an alternative Line level or speaker cable I personally use High speed data cable its a two conductor plus sheild twisted pair cable the noise in my system reduced drastically especially in my automotive system......for one thing you can use it as as a balanced Line or single ended cable....I buy cheap by the 30 metre roll and then buy some good interconnects to terminate the cable......If I might add...coax cable has a 75ohm Impedance where asregular audio cable has a 600 ohm Impedance the result could over load the preamp input stage


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Hi,

Well I am here at least.

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If I might add...coax cable has a 75ohm Impedance where asregular audio cable has a 600 ohm Impedance the result could over load the preamp input stage
That will very much depend on what coax and on what you consider as a "regular" audio cable, wouldn't it?

In my designs I often use twinax configurations except for the digital cable, some are star quad.

Impedance is kept low as are capacitance, inductance is slight higher that way.

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