Is 22AWG the optimal cable thickness for 3.5mm -> 2 RCA ?
May 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

joker97

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Hi I have a Fiio E17.
 
I would like to use it as DAC and to buy Schiit Valhalla amp. I am afraid that every time you connect something you lose detail and/or introduce noise ... ("best cable is no cable")
 
Fiio E17 has 3.5mm line out (if docked with L7) and Valhalla accepts RCAs ...
 
If buy a $10 shielded copper 22AWG that is 3 feet long with gold plated jacks would that be enough? I would prefer to build my own using 16AWG but I have no idea if this is optimal?
 
PS I use Senn HD600 cans currently amping out of Fiio E17 itself (no cable is best cable!) but I find the soundstage too close/narrow
 
May 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM Post #2 of 2

Steve Eddy

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22 gauge would be fine. For a line level interface like that, you could go considerably smaller still and be ok. 16 gauge would be a bit of overkill for a 3 foot speaker cable. It would be well beyond overkill for a line level interface.
 
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