can we use regular rca cable?

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sunder

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can we use regular rca cable in the socket of digital coax output of cd player? If should not,why?
 

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no harm in using, but you'll get better results by using a dedicated co-ax cable.
if its a good quality CD player with a decent DAC, it'll give you even better results by using the 2 channel analog outs.
 

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A cable with impedance of 75ohm is recommended for Coax. Typically, a decent RCA-Video cable will have 75ohm impedance. If using normal RCA cable is unavoidable, at least use the Video calbe (with yellow colored ends). Do upgrade to a good quality coax cable (Bandridge etc.) as soon as you can.
 

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no harm in using, but you'll get better results by using a dedicated co-ax cable.
if its a good quality CD player with a decent DAC, it'll give you even better results by using the 2 channel analog outs.

This is not correct. A coax cable has 75 ohm impedence vs. a regular RCA cable that typically has 20-25 ohm. Also the RCA is analogue where as the coax is digital connection and is capable of carrying 6 signals.
 

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when i said "no harm in using", i meant that there was "no danger in using", i.e. the CDP or amp would not blow-up :lol:.

a regular RCA cable would also be capable of transferring the encoded digital bitstream from a CDP/DVDP to a receiver/amp for decoding. its only that the quality of such transfer would not be able to match that of a dedicated 75 ohm co-ax cable.

btw, marsilians, i like your signature. good advice.
 
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