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I am trying to hook my digital out on my sound card to the coaxial digital in on my receiver for a HTPC. Where can I get a cable that adapts a stereo jack to 1 rca. There are tons that do a stereo jack to 2 rca's but a coaxial is only 1 rca.
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I've been toying with the idea of making a couple of those cables... Just haven't decided if I want to go for it yet.

blue jeans cable will make one for you. it'll cost $5 more then their standard RCA coax cable. just email them and they'll send you a link to their custom ordering page.

I'm either going to build a couple or order from them in the next few days so maybe we could save on shipping... or if I opt to build myself I could just order an extra pair of plugs
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I would make one, there pretty cheap
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So they arent hard to make at all then. I have all the stuff at my house. Guess I have a weekend project. Thanks guys.
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post #5 of 25
I use a mono mini to rca cable and it works great. It cost 10 bucks at radio shack. If you make your own be sure to get a mono mini plug not a stereo one or it will not work.
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Yep, mono rca to mono 3.5mm with a 75ohm cable
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I already have a mono rca cable just need the stereo jack i think. Thanks again.
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post #8 of 25
wait up a min... You need 75 Ohm cable and a special 75 Ohm RCA plug. the mini won't be 75 Ohm, but the Canare F11 would work well for that

so unless you have the right cable and/or know what you're doing it would be better to buy one

BJC will make one for $20
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I actually have a coaxial cable (rca) I was using for my old cable box. Al I need is to splice it into a Stereo jack that I can pull from a old set of computer speakers.
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I actually have a coaxial cable (rca) I was using for my old cable box. Al I need is to splice it into a Stereo jack that I can pull from a old set of computer speakers.

that doesn't make sense... why are you going to take a mono coax cable and put a stereo mini plug on it?

You would need a mono mini plug at the other end if you want to use it as a digital coax cable. Also, you would need to buy a new plug and actually solder the connections because just splicing the connection will give you a really crappy signal... and it won't be 75 Ohms the entire length of the cable
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