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Title: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: Homer J Simpson on August 16, 2019, 12:47:07 am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpJ0Wr58AHE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpJ0Wr58AHE)
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: maginnovision on August 16, 2019, 01:05:49 am
Why would you save so much crappy cable? Geez...
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: Richard Crowley on August 16, 2019, 01:32:50 am
Why would you save so much crappy cable? Geez...
Since it took 3x more cable than the "limit" to start demonstrating muting from signal distortion, perhaps you need to define what YOU mean by "crappy". 

You don't happen to sell botique, snake-oil cable, do you?   :-DD
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: ArthurDent on August 16, 2019, 03:20:10 am
If, like in the video, you're still using a 20 year old computer, audio cable probably isn't your only problem.  8)
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: MrMobodies on August 16, 2019, 03:38:51 am
I remember those cables more than 20 years ago and I didn't have to roll them up wrong for them to break.
They were in most shops and didn't seem to last long.
I didn't see much choice in those days and I didn't know any better.

I like that IBM keyboard with the touch pointer never seen one of those before other than on laptops.
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: maginnovision on August 16, 2019, 08:57:03 pm
Why would you save so much crappy cable? Geez...
Since it took 3x more cable than the "limit" to start demonstrating muting from signal distortion, perhaps you need to define what YOU mean by "crappy". 

You don't happen to sell botique, snake-oil cable, do you?   :-DD

Tons of (un)shielded single conductor cable... How many places are you going to use that with those connectors?
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: Cyberdragon on August 16, 2019, 09:43:06 pm
Why would you save so much crappy cable? Geez...
Since it took 3x more cable than the "limit" to start demonstrating muting from signal distortion, perhaps you need to define what YOU mean by "crappy". 

You don't happen to sell botique, snake-oil cable, do you?   :-DD

Tons of (un)shielded single conductor cable... How many places are you going to use that with those connectors?

Exactly what he said they were for...direct amp to speaker connections. :palm:

EDIT: Also, again, it clearly doesn't bother digital audio, even with a crappy old ADC soundcard.
Title: Re: What does a crappy digital audio cable actually sound like?
Post by: maginnovision on August 16, 2019, 11:40:04 pm
Ok, just for you two... It was a joke. You don't like it, that's fine.