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Why not I am looking for a cable with a stereo jack on one side and a RCA jack on the other. If I have a RCA cable I was using for my coaxial audio on my receiver why not solder a stereo jack on the other side? What else would I do?
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Why not I am looking for a cable with a stereo jack on one side and a RCA jack on the other. If I have a RCA cable I was using for my coaxial audio on my receiver why not solder a stereo jack on the other side? What else would I do?
so you want an analogue stereo mini to 2 RCA plugs (left and right)?
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so you want an analogue stereo mini to 2 RCA plugs (left and right)?
coaxial digial on my receiver is only one plug. Its just an RCA interface but is a digital connection (like optical but the wire is analog) so no need for 2 plugs. The receiver does the processing.
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coaxial digial on my receiver is only one plug. Its just an RCA interface but is a digital connection (like optical but the wire is analog) so no need for 2 plugs. The receiver does the processing.
yes, but not quite....just because it isn't an optical connection doesn't mean it's not the same, the cable sends 1's and 0's.. it is a digital cable. (yes, transfer is in much the same way as an analogue cable)

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Why not I am looking for a cable with a stereo jack on one side and a RCA jack on the other. If I have a RCA cable I was using for my coaxial audio on my receiver why not solder a stereo jack on the other side? What else would I do?
And you do not want a stereo plug... you want a mono one. I suggest you buy a cable instead of attempting to make one, or at least do some more research before attempting to make one.
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I suggest you buy a cable instead of attempting to make one, or at least do some more research before attempting to make one
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Well you guys all said it was easy. no one told me any different until now.
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post #17 of 25
It is easy, if you know what you're doing. I've made several cables before

pics of a couple of them


but I'm not sure I want to try this... If the 75 Ohm RCA connectors had solder lugs I'd dive right in bc I can solder... but they crimp so that's what is holding me back.

But here are the parts I'm looking at and they would all work together

cable:
http://www.markertek.com/Product.asp...&search=0&off=
RCA 75Ohm:
http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...ff=0&sort=prod
Mono mini plug:
http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...ff=0&sort=prod

a cable would cost about $10-12 plus shipping depending on how long you wanted it. Then you'd have to make it... and Blue Jeans Cable will make one for $20 plus shipping... so they are very reasonably priced. The thing is that I'd really like 2 mini-RCA digital coax cables and one normal rca-rca digital coax... and that adds up and would be cheaper for me to build them.
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found some more info... the actual parts to build the cable are cheap, but the tools are pretty spendy
http://www.bus.ucf.edu/cwhite/theater/DIYCable.htm

I've heard of people soldering the pin and then crimping the sleeve... but I'm just not sure I think I'd rather just buy one at this point. Since I've already been in contact w/ BJC I emailed them to ask about a multiple cable discount
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post #19 of 25
I have done this a million times. I just take some dual shielded coax and get two rca ends. Get a wire stripper, and a crimper. If its a long run I will use a quad shield cable, then just get an adapter to fit the sound card.

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I have done this a million times. I just take some dual shielded coax and get two rca ends. Get a wire stripper, and a crimper. If its a long run I will use a quad shield cable, then just get an adapter to fit the sound card.

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So they make an adapter for the sound card? Where? I have a freakin 75 ohm rca I just need the adapter.
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