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Wondering if it is acceptable to use component video cables (RBG) to carry an audio signal from preamp to power amp?
 

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Seems like a "waste" of a good component cable when cables such as these are available (or perhaps something in your closet).
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021814&p_id=5346&seq=1&format=2

OTOH... if you can easily peel one of the cables off without damage... that could be used as a digital audio coax cable. ;)
Thanls to everyone for the feedback. Now that everything is HDMI, the component cables are currently in the closet. They seem well made,just wanted to be sure that there was nothing in the design that would effect the precious audio signal.
 

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I've done just that, split up 3' or 6' no-longer-needed component video cables to use as coax. If it can handle the video, I sure hope it could handle the digital audio.
 

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Just watch out for using "audio" cables for digits or component. The cheap RCA "audio" wire sold by Monoprice is just unshielded twisted pair of some unknown characteristic. The "premium" stuff is coaxial, spiral shield, might be somewhere around 75 ohms.
 
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