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Old 30th September 2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Looking for silver digital coax

To be used with Eichmann silver bullet plugs. I found some Furutech ag coax already but I do not know if that will fit. I need 1.5m and would like to keep the cost under $100 usd (just for the cable). Any suggestions?
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Old 1st October 2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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Don't waste your money?

Silver coax will do one of the following:
(a) nothing
(b) small reduction in attenuation at UHF and microwave frequencies, which is likely to either:
(1) do nothing
(2) make jitter slightly worse
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Old 1st October 2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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Hmmm...why do you suppose companies such as Wireworld and Kimber use silver materials in their digital cables then? I assume your increased jitter theory applies to silver plated occ and silver connectors too, right? In your opinion how can I make the best possible sounding/lowest jitter digital IC?
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Old 1st October 2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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I have no idea why people would want to use silver for relatively low frequency connections. You will have to ask them. Might be driven by marketing rather than engineering?

I don't know about 'best possible sounding' but for lowest jitter you want coax which has the right characteristic impedance (which means ordinary decent stuff, not cheap CB feeder cable or expensive 'audiophile ripoff' stuff either). Accurate terminations will help, but that is down to the equipment designer. In 1.5m you can't do much harm.
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Go BNC connectors, go nicely crimped BNC cables, make sure everything is 75ohm.
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Old 1st October 2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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Go BNC connectors, go nicely crimped BNC cables, make sure everything is 75ohm.
Unfortunately, I need RCA's on both ends. I suppose I could use adapters, but they may change the sound a bit. <shrugs>

At the moment I'm leaning towards a manufactured Mark Grant G200HD. It's 100% copper and reasonably priced.
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Old 1st October 2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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Viablue got something in offer if you really need it:

ViaBlue Bulk Cable
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RG-400 Runs about $2.50 per foot and is Silver Plated Copper.
It's nice and thin with a braided center conductor.

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Viablue got something in offer if you really need it:

ViaBlue Bulk Cable

Woah... that's a great vendor. Thanks!
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RG-400 Runs about $2.50 per foot and is Silver Plated Copper.
It's nice and thin with a braided center conductor.

I have stock on some for $1.25 per ft
listed on my wire page at Apex Jr.Home Page
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