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Old 24th August 2011, 05:22 PM   #11
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I can find a lot of things

- Medium quality cables at high rates in mall like shops (Fnac for example)
- High quality cables like Audioquest products

Between the 2, there is a large number of options. I think I should go in town having a quick look in dedicated shops. It is maybe the better think. About the converter Optical to Coax I remember the Real Cable CNUG2 device. I said 200€ to go coax as I counted this box plus a ready to use cable.

But, after checking a DIY cable can be around 80€ for good quality (double shielded). Less if I am choosing a cable single shielded.
Last but not least, going coax means wasting the optical cable I had.

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Old 24th August 2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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A 40ft Belden 1694A cable from bluejeanscable will cost $96.75 + postage. You can buy a similar 40ft 1694A cable on ebay for $42 shipped.....

Belden 1694A Digital Interconnect Audio Cable,40 Ft. | eBay

Then a set of converters on ebay (one of each tos/coax coax/tos) is $30 shipped.

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Old 24th August 2011, 05:26 PM   #13
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Right. If you can't find what you need, then think about Blue Jeans cables. It is exactly what you need. I would go with the converter and coax, but a 13M good optical "might" work.

Good pro video coax like the Canare or Belden is the best choice for runs over a few meters.
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Thank you for your help. You almost convinced me moving to Coax
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A 40ft Belden 1694A cable from bluejeanscable will cost $96.75 + postage.
A1. I see 45 feet as $45.75 on the page I linked to. I can't buy it an make it that cheaply from my usual suppliers. (Unless I'm buying long spools).
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Old 24th August 2011, 05:36 PM   #16
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Just found this one Câbles Numérique Audio & Vidéo - SOMMERCABLE FOCUSLINE PUR Câble Coaxial Audio/Video 75Ω

One OFC copper cable, single shielded OFC less than 50 USD for 40 ft
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A1. I see 45 feet as $45.75 on the page I linked to. I can't buy it an make it that cheaply from my usual suppliers. (Unless I'm buying long spools).
Oops, your right. I had accidently used the 1695A calculator at the bottom.
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Gotcha. But the eBay link you gave is a killer price. Thanks for posting it.
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T509 that cable looks fine. But you will need it terminated with good connectors. This is VERY important.
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