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I'm using a common 3' or 4' RCA cable in place of a Digital Coaxial connection. It sounds great.



I don't know the Ohm resistance of my common RCA cable.
Am I risking damage to the audio equipment?


I dont' hear any drop outs.
Is there more to it than my ear will hear?


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Absolutely NOT - if you hear audio, it works, period. You are NOT losing 'inner-detail' or 'piquancy' of the sound by using a cheap RCA cable. It either works or it doesn't.


Those one's and zero's arn't all that fragile so relax and don't worry about it.
 

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Yup, over a short range, just about any cable usually works.


Technically though, you should use a 75-ohm cable. A RCA-terminated video cable takes care of that.


BTW, you need specialized gear to measure the characteristic impedance, e.g. "75 ohm", of a cable. Testing with a common multimeter won't work for that.
 
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