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Difference Between RCA and Coaxial

Difference Between RCA and Coaxial

Coax is a cable type, like twin-lead, speaker cable, etc.... RCA is a plug/terminator/cable end* that goes on the end of a cable, usually, but not always, coax cable. To add to the confusion, "digital coax" cables use RCA connectors on the ends.

  1. Is RCA and coaxial the same?
  2. Can I use RCA cable as coaxial?
  3. Do RCA cables make a difference?
  4. Is coaxial or optical better for audio?
  5. Are RCA cables better than coaxial?
  6. Is RCA analog or digital?
  7. How do I convert coaxial to RCA?
  8. Is coaxial same as aux?
  9. Is a subwoofer cable the same as a coaxial?
  10. Which is better RCA or XLR?
  11. Is 3.5 mm better than RCA?
  12. Do RCA interconnects matter?

Is RCA and coaxial the same?

A Digital Coaxial connection uses a cable that has RCA-type connectors. This digital coaxial cable is different from the standard RCA cable in that it is designed to handle the wider frequency bandwidth of the digital audio bit stream.

Can I use RCA cable as coaxial?

RCA cables are coaxial (i.e., single, usually multistrand, center conductor with an outer braided screen), so yes.

Do RCA cables make a difference?

Yes, quality RCA cables will provide a noticeable improvement over cheap cables.

Is coaxial or optical better for audio?

And, in our experience, compared to optical, a coaxial connection does tend to sound better. That's because it has greater bandwidth available, meaning it can support higher quality audio up to 24-bit/192kHz. Optical is usually restricted to 96kHz.

Are RCA cables better than coaxial?

The benefit of using coax vs. RCA is better shielding and often a thicker solid-core conductor. It'll carry the signal farther with less attenuation and less electromagnetic interference.

Is RCA analog or digital?

Most high-end camcorders have all three RCA jacks, so the signal entering or leaving the camcorder goes through three separate channels resulting in a high-quality transfer. RCA cables transmit analog, or non-digital, signals. Because of this, they cannot be plugged directly into a computer or other digital device.

How do I convert coaxial to RCA?

How to Convert Coaxial to RCA

  1. Unscrew one end of the coaxial cable from the device it is hooked up to. Leave the other end of the cable connected to the satellite or cable box.
  2. Thread the outer ring of the coaxial cable plug onto the threaded RCA adapter, taking care not to bend or break the rigid wire inside the coaxial plug.
  3. Things You'll Need.

Is coaxial same as aux?

RCA cables use two separate cables, one for each channel. Aux cables either use two separate twisted wires plus a foil or braid around them, or two very small coaxial cables (often with foil or braid around them).

Is a subwoofer cable the same as a coaxial?

You can use the Coax digital cable for a subwoofer connection without problem. ... Digital coax cables and all video cables have a standard impedance of 75 ohms. They're fully interchangeable. Other cables with RCA connectors meant for audio, including that subwoofer cable, may or may not have 75 ohms impedance.

Which is better RCA or XLR?

In a nutshell, a balanced interconnect has some sonic benefit over unbalanced. In equipment where you have both options, it's wise to chose XLR over RCA. ... You will likely see more balanced cables with XLR connectors, because they are generally more common for balanced audio for this very reason.

Is 3.5 mm better than RCA?

No difference. An RCA is an audio connection wire measuring 3.5 mm in circumference. RCA requites two plugs and is an old system. 3.5 is much newer and preferable for numerous reasons.

Do RCA interconnects matter?

The only quality that matters is that the cables are assmbled well with good compontents and proper sheilding.

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