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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.<br />
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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. <br />
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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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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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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<br />
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so unless you have the right cable and/or know what you're doing it would be better to buy one<br />
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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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<div style="font-style:italic">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.</div>

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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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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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<div style="font-style:italic">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?</div>

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</div>so you want an analogue stereo mini to 2 RCA plugs (left and right)?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">so you want an analogue stereo mini to 2 RCA plugs (left and right)?</div>

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</div>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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<div style="font-style:italic">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.</div>

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</div>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)<br />
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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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</div>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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It is easy, if you know what you're doing. I've made several cables before<br />
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pics of a couple of them <br />
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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. <br />
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But here are the parts I'm looking at and they would all work together<br />
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cable:<br />
<a href="http://www.markertek.com/Product.asp?baseItem=BL%2D1694A&cat=CABLESCONN&subcat=BULKCABLE&prodClass=DVIDEOBULK&mfg=&search=0&off=" target="_blank">http://www.markertek.com/Product.asp...&search=0&off=</a><br />
RCA 75Ohm:<br />
<a href="http://www.markertek.com/SearchProduct.asp?off=0&sort=prod" target="_blank">http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...ff=0&sort=prod</a><br />
Mono mini plug:<br />
<a href="http://www.markertek.com/SearchProduct.asp?item=F%2D11&off=0&sort=prod" target="_blank">http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...ff=0&sort=prod</a><br />
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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><a href="http://www.bus.ucf.edu/cwhite/theater/DIYCable.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bus.ucf.edu/cwhite/theater/DIYCable.htm</a><br><br>
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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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.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic;">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.<br><br>
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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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