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I have decided to build my own RGsB video interconnects which will replace the ones I currently own (Monsters, Better Cables, Vampyre, etc.). I am doing this because I really need custom lengths which my current cables do not offer - they are all of the 3' or 6' variey.


So, I will be left with a bunch expensive (albeit, non-reference) video cables. Can I use these cables to replace the cheepo audio cables I am currently using? Could they also be used for digital audio interconnects?


Thanks very much for any help you might be able to offer.
 

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They definatly could be used for digital audio interconnects. Probably audio too, but the shielding may be an issue...
 

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Thanks for your reply. When you say shielding could be an issue do you mean that the video cables probably do not have enough shielding?


Out of curiosity, do medium-end (Monster, Vampires, etx.) video cables offer more shielding / performance than your typical skinny black ( red & white plugs) speaker wires that are included with most audio / video equipment?


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Decent quality video cables have _way_ more shielding than run of the mill (or most expensive) audio cables.
 

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Video cables have a 75-ohm impedance, whereas I believe audio interconnects are supposed to have 50-ohm?


Not that you'd notice except in a fairly revealing setup...


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I don't believe there is a standard impedance for audio cables, as different preamps and amps vary in their input impedance. So the video cables will be fine.
 
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