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Best 3.5 mm to RCA Cable
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Dear members at What Hi-Fi,
 
I want to link my 3.5 mm output from my laptop computer to aux in from my amplifier.
 
In this way, what are today best cable 3.5 mm to RCA, to connect the output of my pc to my left and right input aux of my amplifier?
 
I had view the following cables:
 
- Q E D Stero Jack to Phono Precision Audio Cable
 
http://www.qed.co.uk/197/gb/product/profile/stereo_jack_to_phono.htm
 
- Chord Company Ichord
 
http://whathifi.com/Review/Chord-Company-iChord/
 
Thank´s in advance
 
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The limiting factor is more likely to be the output stage of the PC, rather than the cable.

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Re: Best 3.5 mm to RCA Cable

True. Spotify through my Atlas cable sounds awful, but you can't blame the cable.


Radio from my Pure Evoke into my Hi-Fi sounds great.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATLAS-i-POD-2RCA-3-5mm-1-5m-HALF-PRICE-BARGAIN-/320584054585?pt=UK_CE_MP3Access_RL&hash=item4aa44c7739

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Andrew Everard wrote:
The limiting factor is more likely to be the output stage of the PC, rather than the cable.

 

 

Hello Sir ,

I really want to ask some questions to you,unfortunately there is no option to chat with you..

EDITED BY MODS - that's exactly what this forum is for...

 

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Agreed with Andrew on this one as it is like running your ipod's headphone socket into the back of your amplifier. You have to remember the output from a headphone socket is only going to really be sufficient for driving a set of headphones. When i say "driving" i unfortunately use that in it's loosest form. There are options for you and the iChord and Profile are both good cables, however I would probably invest my money into a USB DAC and use that into the back of my amplifier.

 

Just my 2 cents worth.

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So............if the sound card is the limiting factor, which is fully understood, what would be a suitable minimum specification (as it were) for a sound card which then could be used as an output (via 3.5mm or whatever) to an amp?

I use an HP Pavilion dm4, no ideawhat sound card is fitted, but would certainly want to do what the thread owner is talking of.

Thanks

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Andrew Everard wrote:
The limiting factor is more likely to be the output stage of the PC, rather than the cable.

 

How to rectify that sir..???

How to improve the output stage of the pc??

 

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A better soundcard would be one approach; another would to be to use an external digital to analogue converter, connected via USB or, if your computer allows it, an optical digital connection.

I've recently been trying the Musical Fidelity V-Link interface into both the same company's V-DAC and into the digital inputs of various streaming clients, and can report that it sounds way better than any direct connection method between laptop and amplifier.

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Could u pls suggest ,best usb dac...right now iam having a dell inspiron 6400 laptop which doesnot have an optical output,in few months i have planned to buy sony vaio f13 series laptop which is having optical output,if i purchase a dac now is it can be used with future vaio f13 series???

Dear Andrew Everard sir,

My sincere apologies and thanks for u patience,i understand iam doing lot of mistakes here,pls guide me where to start from,even using the foroms??how can i set a signature for me??pls remove this reply later,since not related to the thread..pls

 

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suryaschwarzennegger wrote:
Could u pls suggest ,best usb dac...right now iam having a dell inspiron 6400 laptop which doesnot have an optical output,in few months i have planned to buy sony vaio f13 series laptop which is having optical output,if i purchase a dac now is it can be used with future vaio f13 series???
Right now I would suggest the MF V-DAC and V-Link as offering very good 'bang for buck', connecting between the two units using an optical cable for optimal isolation.

As for your signature, click 'my account' top right of this page, just below where it says your name on the red title bar, and you can then enter signature information and then click save. Job done.

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Andrew Everard wrote:

A better soundcard would be one approach; another would to be to use an external digital to analogue converter, connected via USB or, if your computer allows it, an optical digital connection.

I've recently been trying the Musical Fidelity V-Link interface into both the same company's V-DAC and into the digital inputs of various streaming clients, and can report that it sounds way better than any direct connection method between laptop and amplifier.

A dac is used to convert the analog signals of a computer to digital if the computer is not having digital output ,i understand this,but if a computer having optical digital output why we need DAC again(wonder..why to convert the digital signal which already coming out from the computer to again digital)assuming the signal coming from optical digital output is digital??

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Andrew Everard wrote:

Right now I would suggest the MF V-DAC and V-Link as offering very good 'bang for buck', connecting between the two units using an optical cable for optimal isolation.

As for your signature, click 'my account' top right of this page, just below where it says your name on the red title bar, and you can then enter signature information and then click save. Job done.

Thank you soooooooooooooo much sir for your kind and valuble advice above all for u r patience..

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suryaschwarzennegger wrote:
A dac is used to convert the analog signals of a computer to digital if the computer is not having digital output ,i understand this,but if a computer having optical digital output why we need DAC again(wonder..why to convert the digital signal which already coming out from the computer to again digital)assuming the signal coming from optical digital output is digital??

No, a DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) is used to convert the digital output from the computer – be it over an optical link or via USB (should the DAC support this) – to analogue, so a conventional analogue amplifier can amplify it and play it through your speakers.

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Have to agree with Andrew, after prolonged listening the V-Link, V-DAC and V-PSU really is a setup to be proud of. It offers excellent value for money and a great form factor.

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suryaschwarzennegger wrote:

Andrew Everard wrote:

Right now I would suggest the MF V-DAC and V-Link as offering very good 'bang for buck', connecting between the two units using an optical cable for optimal isolation.

As for your signature, click 'my account' top right of this page, just below where it says your name on the red title bar, and you can then enter signature information and then click save. Job done.

Thank you soooooooooooooo much sir for your kind and valuble advice above all for u r patience..

 

Sir..regarding the optical cable which u have mentioned,how i should look for in the internet..just optical cable or optical cable connecting between two interconnects ..something like this..could u pls recommened some cable??

 

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suryaschwarzennegger wrote:
Sir..regarding the optical cable which u have mentioned,how i should look for in the internet..just optical cable or optical cable connecting between two interconnects ..something like this..could u pls recommened some cable??

Something like this will do very nicely.

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