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post #21 of 25
well you could use an RCA female - 3.5mm mono male

you can get them at Rat shack... I tried it though and it didn't work. maybe I had a bad cable or something, but still it didn't work

and Pink, if you don't have 75 Ohm cable and plugs it won't work as it should
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post #22 of 25
are you sure you have the right cable, some rca cables arent capable for the job
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post #23 of 25
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It is a coaxial cable with a rca jack on the end. I bought it specifically for my DD5.1 jack on my old DVR to my receiver. I know it worked because I have used it before.
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post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by soloz2
well you could use an RCA female - 3.5mm mono male

you can get them at Rat shack... I tried it though and it didn't work. maybe I had a bad cable or something, but still it didn't work

and Pink, if you don't have 75 Ohm cable and plugs it won't work as it should
A digital connection will work just fine thru even a regular RCA cable. I have used those in a quick pinch and it sounds just fine.

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post #25 of 25
yeah a regular cable may work, but it won't be as good. a system is only as good as its weakest link. In my case I wouldn't dream of using a regular RCA as a digital coax because it would be fed to a $300 external DAC and then to my headphone amp

oh, update from blue jeans cable... no multiple item discount (for orders under $1000) so it's only the shipping discount (same price for 1-3 cables, maybe more but 3 is all I tried)
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