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Old 12th January 2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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hello!

I had/have a plan to make a goood sounding and good quality coaxial cable. It's for audio signal from Yamaha CDX-596 cd-player to Marantz SR5000 reciever. Cable can be short - maybe half a meter.
So long i've used Profigold coaxial cable, but I want something new and DIY.

But I need a little help finding a good coaxial cable to use.
What you guys think of TASKER C140 professional coaxial cable?
Specs are here <<<<


And these Velleman RCA's kinda feel nice:
Velleman CA053

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 12th January 2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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There are better choices of coax. The PVC jacket and mylar shield are bad for one. Belden 88281 would be a decent choice. Belden 89259 also.
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Old 12th January 2005, 02:59 PM   #3
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I was under the impression that the beleden 1694a was the best belden choice. The 1855a is the same but a miniature cable.

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Old 12th January 2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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That would be a good choice for a digital cable. I was under the impression you were going for analog interconnects.
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Old 12th January 2005, 08:03 PM   #5
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Would there be a disadvantsage to using the 1794 or 1855 in analog applications? I would have thought that it would also be the best for analog?

I plan on building such cable for all of my interconnects.
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Hi.

Why not use RG58, RG59(also for digital) or RG174(thin and flexible)?

Cheap and perfect for audio.
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I used Habia cable between my CD and Behringer DCX2496 with very good results.

http://www.elfa.se/elfa-bin/setpage....dok=182295.htm


It's much more easy to get here in Estonia

Of course I also used a BNC connector as the RCA can never get you the proper impedance.... On the Behringer end the cable is soldered right into the unit. One end removable is enough for home use.

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Originally posted by rnzr
hello!

I had/have a plan to make a goood sounding and good quality coaxial cable. It's for audio signal from Yamaha CDX-596 cd-player to Marantz SR5000 reciever. Cable can be short - maybe half a meter.
So long i've used Profigold coaxial cable, but I want something new and DIY.

But I need a little help finding a good coaxial cable to use.
What you guys think of TASKER C140 professional coaxial cable?
Specs are here <<<<


And these Velleman RCA's kinda feel nice:
Velleman CA053

Thanks for your advice.

Ron

So you want to take the "digital out" from your Yamaha CDP and feed it into one of the "digital inputs" of a Marantz SR5000 AV receiver?
If you want a piece of advice I would not do it!
DACs in AV receivers are in general not made for HIFI but for movie sound. The DACs in your CDP are probably better. And the analog stage of the CDP is probably also better than the analog audio stage of the AV receiver. But of course you should listen to both and decide for yourself.

You may experience at first glance that the dig out CDP to dig in AV is more impressive, but dont fool yourself, it is because of distortion phenomena you were not used to when you listened to the CDP via analog out.

Going to be fun to hear from you when you have tried both and can tell us what is best in your setup!

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Old 13th January 2005, 08:27 AM   #9
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So you want to take the "digital out" from your Yamaha CDP and feed it into one of the "digital inputs" of a Marantz SR5000 AV receiver?
If you want a piece of advice I would not do it!
DACs in AV receivers are in general not made for HIFI but for movie sound. The DACs in your CDP are probably better. And the analog stage of the CDP is probably also better than the analog audio stage of the AV receiver. But of course you should listen to both and decide for yourself.

You may experience at first glance that the dig out CDP to dig in AV is more impressive, but dont fool yourself, it is because of distortion phenomena you were not used to when you listened to the CDP via analog out.

Going to be fun to hear from you when you have tried both and can tell us what is best in your setup!

Regards
Klitgt
yes i wanted coax out from cdp to reciever coax in.

but you are probably right man, i try analog!
I compare both then - analog and digital connections (then i need to make one good analog rca to rca cable too heh)

thanks and i let you know
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Hi.

Why not use RG58, RG59(also for digital) or RG174(thin and flexible)?

Cheap and perfect for audio.
Who makes that RCA? I'm in love.
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