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Component cable suitable for Composite / Audio ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by stevebez, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. stevebez

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    Howdy,

    Temporary fix here but wondering if component cable is suitable to carry composite video feed and 2 stereo feeds?

    Reason I ask is currently sound is fine although video has lost colour and has what looks like interference.

    Regards Steve.
     
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    Video cables have a impedance of 75 Ohm while audio cables have an impedance of 50 Ohm.
    Thus the component cable should also be suitable for composite and any change can probably be attributed to the inferior composite format itself rather than the cable.

    Of course you can use video cables as analog audio leads and vice versa but you may hear a difference, in particular with PCM (CD-Audio) sources.

    BTW: 75 Ohm video cables are also suitable as digital audio interconnect (aka coaxial).
     

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