Digital Cabling questions in new set-up


Hi all,

I’m changing my set-up and would appreciate help in understanding my best options for some digital cabling.

The Equipment: Verizon FIOS, Verizon Router, Asus Router, Brick Wall Power Conditioner, Ayre EX8, Innuos Zen Mk, 3, Technic SL-1210GR to Herron VTPH-2A Phone-pre, Rega Apollo R (Temporary), Quatro CT, LG OLED TV, Spotify, Tidal, likely Roon, Windows 10 laptop.

Digital Cabling:
FIOS Router to the EX8: I’m assuming I should feed the FIOS Router with the incoming coax up until 3 feet of the amp. Ayre suggests an Ethernet cable. I plan on a Terra Grand or Cardas Clear Audio Cat 7 shielded cable between them.

FIOS Router to Asus – I’m planning on a standard Ethernet Cable. I don’t think I need anything special. I wondering if I should I put the Asus Router in another room?

Innuos to EX8: It’s a 3 foot run. USB 2.0 are available.

Technics to Herron: Standard cable TT to pre.


Herron to EX8: It’s a 3 foot run. Planning on RCA to XLR balanced input.

Rega Apollo transport to EX8 (temporary); Planning on Audioquest Toslink

FIOS to LG OLED: It’s a 12 foot run. LG suggests HDMI Cable. Any quality considerations?

LG OLED to EX8: It’s an 8 foot cable run if needed. I plan on using a Lifatec Toslink.

Laptop: I’m figuring on running Roon, Spotify, Tidal etc using the laptop connecting to the Network via WiFi.

Thanks very much for taking the time to read and help,
Jetson.
jetson
Technics to Herron: Standard cable TT to pre.


What do you mean, "Standard cable"???
The cable that comes with the TT.
With digital cabling the characteristic impedance of the cable will have a big impact on how many errors you get. The better controlled the less errors- which means such a cable can go faster. So pay attention to what the equipment is set up for- 50 ohms, 110 ohms, that sort of thing.