DIY RCA starquad configuration question
Mar 31, 2006 at 2:12 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

finleyville

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Anyway...

I need to build 4 pairs of RCA patch for my car install. The lengths will be from 3 in. to 6 in. long each. They are running from an Alpine processor mounted right next to both amps.

I noticed that the DIY cable tutorial and most cable builds use a whole piece of starquad for one channel. However, some divide the starquad's four leads into left and right RCA sides. This configuration results in a standard commercial looking patch cord, but only one lead inside the cable for each signal.

Will I hear a difference between the two build ways for such a small run in a car environment?
 
Apr 1, 2006 at 3:50 AM Post #3 of 4

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No run it wichever way you want.


Thanks. But then why do most people use a whole starquad for a single channel?
 
Apr 1, 2006 at 3:57 AM Post #4 of 4

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Because RCA's are typically mono. Also it's much harder to make them like that seeing how RCA's have large entry holes and y splits are hard to do cleanly.

I use one run per RCA where they are RCA for just that reason. I use 1 run per 2 where the RCA ends up terminating to 3.5mm or DIN.
 

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