I do not use Ram products nor do I shill for them (end of disclaimer).
We do not disagree Chris. Neither I thought did BJ when some of the hype was cleared out. I should have included more of the articl, inlcuding this,"Electrons don't know whether they're "digital" or "analog."
I have several times posted that digital audio coax should be 75 ohm coax, and that it works fine for line level signals such as to powered subwoofers and for video. I have also said that line level audio cables not made of 75 ohm coax will often work for digital audio signals, although 75 ohm coax is so cheap there is no reason not to use it for SPDIF. Hell a twisted pair will work if the run is short and the signal good.
However, the Bluejeans article is an infomercial of sorts and a bit misleading, because it trys to extend the requirements for digital video to analog signals of far less bandwidth.
But how much harm is done. Is Blue Jeans adding some excessive premium for digital cable? For 6 feet--
Digital audio-- 15 to 25 dollars
Stereo audio-- 30 to 38 dollars
Component vid-- 45 to 73 dollars
Subwoofer-- 19 to 25 dollars.
It would seem not, inspite of the misnomers of analog and digital.
Digital as a market catch phrase came in years ago. Remember speakers, pre-amps and amps that were "digital ready"? My personal favorite on a Telarc CD was "Digital Cannons". We are moving closer to an all digital signal path: when that happens the problem goes away.
Right now for every one who pays more for a digital subwoofer cable, there is one who will pay more for the cable with the red stripes and the enhances feng shui. The difference is that the digital cable actually works.
That aside I hope that you and others will continue to tell people that they need not buy because of the word digital on the package.