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Old 8th August 2009, 02:13 AM   #71
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All that said, which factors affect SPDIF digital cable quality?

1. impedance?
2. connectors?
3. lenght?
4. conductor material?
5. ???

I've read that copper clad steel -now frequently used in coaxial cables- is affected by skin effect as signal travel on copper wire surface avoiding steel center wire. Is skin effect a problem also for digital transmission?

Found elsewhere on the net someone talking about unshielded digital cables based on same old cat5 (wrong impedance, I know, but he looks so happy that I wonder if...). He's quoting a 'less is more' approch by 47 Lab (Ota cables).
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Old 8th August 2009, 02:34 PM   #72
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Originally posted by DragonMaster

There's diodes, or what? (Let's make you remember that wires are made out of a big stack of purified cooper, and there's no direction in that thing)
since you are transferring energy from source to DAC, there IS a direction

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