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Can I use a DMX Lighting & AES/EBU Cable for audio gear?
Old 4 days ago
Gear Maniac

Can I use a DMX Lighting & AES/EBU Cable for audio gear?

Can that be used for audio gear? 20 ft runs? It says the impedance is 110-120, which I find strange. I called their tech support, and unsurprisingly, the rep doesn't know that much about AES cables.

Old 3 days ago
Gear Nut

There may be differences in cable impedance, but in reality, you can use them for audio just fine.
Old 3 days ago
Gear Maniac

Thanks. I guess the word lighting threw me.
Old 3 days ago
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That cable will work just fine for audio. It can actually carry a higher bandwidth than standard balanced audio cable, which usually has a 45-70 ohm characteristic impedance. The 110 ohm characteristic impedance digital audio cable is designed to transmit very high frequencies with no loss or reflection (up to around 12.5 MHz, I believe, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong).
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