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Coaxial Cable with Screw on BNC for word clock?
Old 15th December 2010
Coaxial Cable with Screw on BNC for word clock?

Searched all over here and couldn't find an answer.

I need a word clock cable for a converter i'm borrowing for two weeks. Just to mix one record.

I went to a local electronics store and picked up a 2 foot 75 ohm RG-6U coaxial cable, and then screwed on 2 BNC connectors on either end.

I know it is the correct cable, but is there a loss in quality (or an increase in jitter) caused by using the screw on BNC connectors?

I don't want to take a chance of sacrificing quality....

Old 16th December 2010

That's the beauty of word clock - it's a steady state signal. There is no increased jitter from "bad" connections unless they actually let in more noise or have an intermittent connection problem.


Old 16th December 2010
Old 16th December 2010
Thanks tINY, you just set my mind at ease.
Old 16th December 2010
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Like Tiny sayz!

I've been using those adapters on a Z Systems Detangler (as per their instructions) for probably 12 years with zero issues.
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