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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Colonel Burton, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Colonel Burton

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    Can someone please explain to me (in simple terms) what the difference is (apart from the price) between a COAXIAL DIGITAL INTERCONNECT cable and a COAXIAL DIGITAL LEAD is which would be better to get and why? :lease: many thanks
     
  2. MarkE19

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    I would guess the difference is purely in the name. One company will call it a 'lead' and another call it an 'interconnect'. The fact that both are 'coax digital' means they are the same type of connector.

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    Thanks for the reply, maybe i should have put what's the difference between the QED QUNEX SIGNATURE 75 COAXIAL DIGITAL INTERCONNECT and something like the QED QUNEX SR75 COAXIAL DIGITAL LEAD (again apart from the price) i don`t know if that would make any difference to your first answer? cheers
     
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    TBH I still think there is very little difference between the 2 unless being used on high end equipment. IMHO as long as you use a fairly good quality digital coax lead for your multichannel sound from DVD to receiver you will still get good surround sound.

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    ok thanks so any recommendations for which coax lead to go with? or like you say just go with a decent priced one? cheers
     
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    digital coax
    just use a normal audio phono to phono cable, there is no differnce in quality
    either the signal gets there, or it doesn't ..... that's what digital is all about.

    £1 or less

    or if its TOSlink digital optical cables, 99p from ebay

    I laugh so much when people buy their oxygen depleted speaker cables, when multistrand copper mains cable is just as good.
     
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    Audio phono leads will work, but not properly!
    Audio leads are 50ohm but a digital coax is 75ohm. I would strongly recommend the Mark Grant digital coax cable at £20 for 1m available in the power buy section of the forums.

    It is wrong to say that 'digital is all or nothing'. If you look at Freeview TV, you will get picture freezes but still get sound or vise versa! Or get a section of the screen freeze, but other parts still refresh. Now these are digital transmitions but with interference you do not loose everything. Then there is the difference in quality with differing band widths. A good picture will take a higher bandwidth - just look at the differences between some of the Sky channnels. Well it is the same with the digital audio in a coax cable from your DVD to receiver. If the cable does not have the bandwidth then you will loose quality.

    rant over!

    Mark.
     
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    Cheers Mark, ordered the Mark Grant digital coax and the subwoofer cable :)
     

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