Question Can video component cable be used as RCA from DAC to integrated amp?

bobbaray

Active Member
This may be a rookie question

I have a component video cable knocking around, can i use the red and blue as an RCA interconnect between a DAC and integrated amplifier?

Nothing crazy, was going to add a Schiit Modo 3 between my computer out using USB and Qobuz to my Arcam AVR via RCA

Thanks

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Paul7777x

Distinguished Member
Yes indeed. They are well made shielded cables.

I use the exact same ones between my dac and amp.

And from my preamp to active speakers.

They are inexpensive too, used, should you ever need more.
 

bobbaray

Active Member
Yes indeed. They are well made shielded cables.

I use the exact same ones between my dac and amp.

And from my preamp to active speakers.

They are inexpensive too, used, should you ever need more.
Thanks Paul,

it was one of those scenarios where you know the answer but doubt yourself.

I have been deciding between buying the Dragonfly Cobalt portable DAC or the Schiit Modi 3 after reading the reviews I am none the wiser.

Might just buy both and keep the one that sounds best. I have a QED RCA to 3.5mm already to use with the Dragonfly.
 

Joe Fernand

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Video cables specs will usually talk about 75 ohm for video vs. 50 ohm for audio - then stick an RCA on the end of the '75 ohm' cable stock, which takes you back to 50 ohm technology!

As Paul777x says they will be ideal.

Joe
 

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