I re-read your excellent article again & I see that it nearly answers my questions. Here are my thoughts:
With a very short cable (possibly no cable even) the first reflection will likely return to the receiver before the significant decision time. Now it's next return will be very much diminished & may well be still before the decision window. You can see that what I'm saying is that with a very short cable is it not the 3rd, 4th or 5th reflection visit that will only hit the receiver during it's decision time & is this insignificant by then?
With longer cables does the recommended length not change with the different speeds 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176, 192? So how do we calculate a cable length that can deal with all these speeds? Does the short cable not answer this?
Edited by jkeny - 6/22/10 at 12:53am