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    Default Couplers and Connectors Question

    Am I losing quality by going through couplers? I got an Acoustic Research Y Cable and it's only available in 3ft, so I got Acoustic Research couplers to put on them so I could attach another set of 6 feet audio cables... am I losing quality at all? Should I jtu special order a 9 foot Y Cable? I don't really like that idea though.

    Can a standard coupler be used to extend a digital coax as well? Or are you losing the digital signal when you go through a coupler? Is there such a thing as a "digital coupler"?

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    I seriously doubt you'll hear any difference by adding the coupler, just make sure it's of good quality.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
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    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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    I have no idea whether or not it's good quality really, I mean it cost me about 4 Canadian dollars..heh.

    It's Acoustic Research though and it's their "performance series" which same series as my other cables....so hopefully it's good enough :)

    I'll take a gamble.

    I just hope the sound quality doesn't degrade at 20 Feet... I know S-Video has a limit of like 25 Feet, so if it's anything like that then I'm cutting it close! :)


    Thanks for your input!

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    Laura, what are you doing, putting your gear out on the porch?
    You seem to be cabling along way.:D :D :D
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    No worries. AR makes good stuff.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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