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Best Connection for DVD to Amp ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Spy, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Spy

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    Dear all,

    Apologies if this is covered elsewhere, I searched but as you will appreciate, too many results came up !

    My Amp and DVD have both types of digital connection for connecting the two.

    Which one would offer the best sound quality - coaxial or digital ?

    Can you also recommend a good cable for the better connection.

    Thanks
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    With high-quality cable coax is better for short/medium lengths .. you can get some exceptionally good cable using Mark Grant's cables available in the 'powerbuy forum'.
     
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    so ive been led to believe.. coax digital for movie sound, stereo phono's for cd playback
     
  4. Ian J

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    Not necessarily so as the sound from CD's via the digital connection on my setup is far superior to the analogue outputs
     
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    Thanks Guys.

    Any make/model of digital coax you recommend based on experience ?

    Not too pricey mind you, say up to £40ish
     
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    Mark Grant makes top notch digital cables and you will even have £20 change from your proposed £40 expenditure.

    You can pay over £100 for exactly the same cable elsewhere and as The Beekeeper said once (and I repeated often) this is the Rolls Royce of digital cables at beer money prices.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=101717
     
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    Thanks Ian.

    I read the thread in the Power Buy after posting - I'm convinced on just the value for money basis.

    Will have change left for the Sub cable

    I am thinking of getting the KEF eggs and sub.

    What type of connections would I need on the sub cable to connect a Denon 3803 to the KEF Sub - if I need one anyway.

    Obviously unsure as I haven't bought them yet, but would like to get all the accessories in advance so I can set it all up straight away once the speakers come :D
     
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    Mark will also do you a subwoofer cable which like the digital co-axial cable will cost you a fraction of what it would cost with a designer name and pretty packaging.

    See http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107778 for the sub cable thread in the Power Buy forum and like the digital co-axial cable, it is absolutely top quality
     
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    Thanks Ian - I assume it is RCA connections on both ends ?
     
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    Yup
     

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