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How long can an RCA cable be for a turntable?

How long can an RCA cable be for a turntable?

The RCA cable to the phono preamp should be no more than 6 feet, or so, but the connection from there to the receiver can be long (30, 40, 50 feet even).

How far can you extend RCA cables?

Composite RCA – 100 feet (regular); 250 feet (with extender) Being analog, the image quality can degrade at longer lengths but the loss is not noticeable at 100′ or shorter. It is possible to go up to 300′ with a regular cable, but the quality level will vary.

Can you connect two RCA cables together?

Our Cmple Audio Coupler is used to connect two stereo audio cables with RCA type connectors for extended length. This handy jack coupler provides a reliable and precise connection with corrosion-resistant nickel-plated connectors.

Can I use speaker wire to an extend an RCA cable?

If you want to try it anyway, you would need THREE runs of speaker wire. One each for the video, L audio, and R audio. In each case you’d connect one of the wires of the pair to the “live” wire in the RCA, and one to the shield. You have to be certain that you don’t interchange these.

Do RCA cables make a difference turntable?

So, do RCA cables make a difference? Premium RCA cables can make a difference, whether you hear it or not depends on your setup and expertise. Good RCA cables make a lot of difference for trained ears and a good sound system. On the other hand, using $10 RCA cables on a $1000 system would be unadvisable.

What is the difference between line and phono?

The primary difference between Phono and Line is that a Phono signal is much weaker than a Line signal. A Phono output signal needs the help of a preamp in order to properly amplify the sound. That’s why Phono level audio sounds much quieter. Line level is audio output that’s already been amplified.

Can you solder RCA cables?

Take the positive lead of the wire (colored red) and hold the bare wire against the center pin of the RCA connector. Press the soldering iron’s tip against the wire and pin until it is hot enough so that solder pressed against the pin and wire flows around them.

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