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Second on Blue Jeans Cable

I'm a cable pragmatist- you don't want to overkill the level of cable, considering the level of your system. Most of my analog cables are DIY.

The cables I choose NOT to build are the digital ones because it is somewhat difficult to assure a consistent 75 ohm impedance end-to-end, which is essential.

The cost of a BJC cable is actually not much more than the cost to build it yourself and they are very high quality. Sonically it seems very close to my older AQ "Video-2" which I feel is pretty darn good. I did throw out a Monoprice which made sound but didn't establish a good solid image.

If you believe in auction websites and are patient, you can occasionally find an older AQ like the Video-2 for cheap. If that seems around the level of performance you're aiming for. Or BJC can make one in any color you like.

I recently found a fine value cable. It's another AudioQuest- the YIQ-1 component video 3-cable snake. I believe with a gentle use of an X-acto knife it could be disassembled to yield three, fine 75-ohm cables with heavy duty double-shielding and silver plated inner conductor. People are practically giving them away since nobody wants composite video any more, I suppose. You can pick up a 1m trio for around $20. Decently made nd they sound great for analog audio too.

Edits: 03/20/17

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