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There's no such thing as a digital cable*. (I've seen speaker wires called digital!) Any decent shielded interconnect will work fine; a 75-ohm video cable is somewhat better.


PCM is stereo, only raw or DD is multi-channel. The relative loudness issue is easily compensated for via the volume control. Straight stereo sounds louder on my system, too.



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You can certainly use any audio patch cord as a temporary coaxial digital cable. Although you will have an impedance mismatch, it usually works.


Coaxial digital cables should be 75 ohms. A coaxial video cable (yellow rca's) fits the bill.


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This is sort of on topic, I guess.


Is there anything special you need to split the digital coaxial signal? I want to send the DD bit-stream to 2 different devices.


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Radio Shack Y-cable will fit the bill.
 

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just try and use the 'video' cable of 3-part rca set (the yellow one ;) ) as the video cable is usually coax cable, the other cables (red and white) are audio and generally are 'twisted wire'. If you use the video cable you should be just fine.
 
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