What is the difference between....



Okay, I am confused, what is the difference between digital and analog interconnects with XLR ends? Why or when do you use one over another?

Tx.
blu_audio
Digital interconnect are designed to carry digital signals say between a CD transport and a digital/analog converter. Analog interconnect are used when the signal is in analog form say between your preamp and power amp. I once tried to use analog cables to carry digital signals and had all kinds of drop outs.
Ah, but digital interconnects work fine for analog. :-)

Kal

Thanks for the responses...this then begs the question. Between the preamp and amp is there any difference if I use xlr ended digital cables or analog from the same manufacturer?

Tx again.
You can use digital cables in place of analog cables....the cost could be a factor?

Let your ear be the guide.
OK. Digital cables have defined impedances (coax 75ohms; xlr 600ohms). Analog interconnects are not so defined. As a result, almost all digital cables will handle analog fine. Some analog cables will not work for digital (but most will).

Kal

THANKS KAL,

I was just noticing that digital with xlr for some manufacturers is cheaper for my connection from preamp to amp via XLR. I will use analog to be sure.

I know that my sub requires a 75 ohm impedance, I guess this is why they recommended digital coax for the LFE connection.

Thanks again,

Blu