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In Reply to: RE: 75 ohm rca connector. posted by flood2 on March 10, 2017 at 22:38:37
I know that theoretically the RG-59 is the best, but it is a big pain to switch over. Has anybody done it an felt the sonic benefits are worth the effort?
I made my own from Belden quad shielded RG59. Very happy with the results. I've never been one for spending on the Big Name cables because I don't feel the prices charged are justified. I swapped over some of my equipment to BNC connectors, but I couldn't in all honesty say that I heard any signficant difference over my RCA/RG-59 combination. However, as my Big Ben and Grimm CC1 use AES/EBU (XLR) connectors, I have a real mixture of cables now.
The quality of the actual "connection" between the cable and connector (and of course to the socket) are arguably the most crucial connections to get right. The other important point is not to have a tight bending radius.
As to whether it is worth it? Well I didn't spend much in the first place (compared to buying the commercial name brand offerings of course!) and definitely heard an improvement over the cheap 75 ohm video cable I was using as an interim solution.
If you are happy with what you have, I wouldn't worry too much. I know that curiousity about what is "just around the corner" is what drives us to keep tweaking and upgrading, but I'll be honest, once I started doing my own digital recordings and realised that my digital system was about as good as I needed it to be in terms of realism and accuracy, my days of Chasing the "Audio Tweak" Dragon are gone and I prefer to focus on just enjoying the music.
"Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty.." Keats
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