I'm thinking about getting the MC-12 pre, but I need to have RCA connectors for the component video out. Is there some sort of converter available, or is it possible to get RCA connectors from Lexicon for this feature? Anyone?
The component out on the MC-12 has BNC connectors. When you order you component cables there should be an option to have BNC connectors on one end of you cables. I just got my MC-12B and send back my component cables from better cables to have have BNC connectors put on one end. It only cost me $10 including shipping. You can buy BNC to RCA adapters at Radio Shack for a few bucks each.
The component cable I have running through my wall and cieling for my projector is already RCA to RCA. It was a tight fit and would be a mild hassle to remove it for a new cable... not to mention it is an expensive Monster Cable that I don't want to pay to replace.
Do any of you think video quality would suffer if I used a BNC to RCA converter from radio shack?
Do any of you think video quality would suffer if I used a BNC to RCA converter from radio shack
BNC connectors can be made to offer a true 75 Ohm impedance (even at video frequencies). RCA connectors are usually much lower impedance connections and can degrade signal quality. Most pro gear uses BNC's because it's an overall better connector and is better technically suited for video. That said, you will probably not notice any further degradation of the picture if you buy BNC/RCA adapters (and they're cheap enough to throw in the drawer in case you decide to swap out the cable).
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