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Sky to receiver - worth using expensive cable?

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  1. doctorjuggles

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    I'm just looking at buying a new cable to hook up my Sky box to my AV receiver. The only option I have is using the stereo 2 phono - 2 phono interconnect option.

    What sort of price range should I be bothering with here, considering that Sky's transmission probably isn't worth a really expensive cable?

    I need a 2m cable, is it worth going for a Mark Grant interconnect or better, or is a cheap Maplins cable going to accomplish a similar effect, bearing in mind Sky's inherent audio quality?
     
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    Sky's audio quality can be very good but it really depends what channel you're watching. The viability of expensive interconnects is a different question though. One of Mark Grant's cables would probably rank as the most I'd pay otherwise just make sure that whatever you buy looks well made to your eyes - particularly the terminations. :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice, eviljohn2. Have you got any suggestions aside from Mark Grant cables at 2m then?
    Cheers
     
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    Thanks eviljohn2.
    What do you think of this cable?
     
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    Van Damme cable and Neutrik connectors are amongst the best in the business so it looks pretty good to me. If you've got a soldering iron and can find the hot end you'd be able to make them up yourself even cheaper than that though. :)
     
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    I don't have a soldering iron but could easily buy one and learn, which may be a future project. For the moment, though, I have accounts exams to pass, and that would just be another excuse for me to avoid studying, so I think I'll go with ready made for the moment. :D

    Thanks for your help, eviljohn2!
     
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    I know what you mean about avoiding studying! :laugh:

    The best guide you'll find to DIY cables is mylo's Homebrew Cables sticky in the DIY section. :)
     

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