Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about buying a 3.5mm Audio Cable (P2) male to RCA male to 180cm (3.5mm Male to 2 RCA Male Audio Cable (180CM-Length)) acquired on DealExtreme.
This cable was purchased to connect the coaxial digital output from my sound card to a home theater. The card in question is a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, already has more than 8 years, probably the oldest item in my PC, that has gone through several upgrades.
On its front panel, a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum has digital outputs (SPDIF) coaxial (RCA) e optica, and the back plate there is a 3.5mm coaxial digital output (P2). I prefer to connect cables to be plugged into the back of the final cabinet, and leave for the front panel connections only temporary, as headphones or devices that will be connected to a recording. So I needed a cable with a mono plug P2 on one end and an RCA plug at the other, to connect the card to home theater. I have not found such a cable in DealExtreme. In Brazil, until I found this cable configuration, but with much higher prices. So I opted for this 3.5mm Audio Cable (P2) male to RCA male to 180cm (3.5mm Male to 2 RCA Male Audio Cable (180CM-Length)), P2 which is stereo and plug the other end there, therefore, two RCA outputs. Thus, I just connect the RCA cable that would correspond to the left side of the stereo (plug branco) and leave the other plug (red) offline. Works perfectly well, seen that digital sinal (SPDIF) the two channels of stereo sound (in the case of PCM uncompressed) or even 5.1 channels of Dolby Digital or DTS are transmitted on a single coaxial cable.
The 3.5mm Audio Cable (P2) male to RCA male to 180cm It has very good quality, the wires are thick and plugs are golden. For only $3,50 USD (U.S. dollars two), I think it was an excellent buy, in Brazil as a cable these costs far more expensive and still need to pay freight (in DealExtreme, for those not yet familiar, shipping is free to anywhere in the world). A DealExtreme to have similar cables for even lower prices, with thinner wires and plugs common, but I think it pays to pay a little more for this model of best quality.
The packing 3.5mm Audio Cable (P2) male to RCA male to 180cm It is all in Chinese, but there is an identifiable URL: http://www.fudaosm.net/ which refers to the manufacturer's site. O site, at the time of writing this article, apparently is under construction or in trouble, because there is no content on the links. In the logo at the top we can see the manufacturer's name: Jin Jan Jiao, molting to BTS Fudao Cable, in the English version. The same brands can be seen in the plugs and wires in the cable.
As a buy, was made in 21/11/2011 and posted on 23/11/2011. The package arrived in record time for this time of year, since in 07/12/2011 was already in my hands, only two weeks after. I do not know which way was done by the package, for not screening (lower purchase $15 USD has no trace). The package was not taxed.
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