High quality digital coming from the GI so I have a choice
- 20m of coax SPDIF cable to a DAC in the distant room
- Feed the DAC near the G1 and run 20m of quality analog stereo cabling to the room from the DAC
What makes me hesitate with option 1 is I see the SPDIF specs only allow for up to 10m although that might not be an issue.
And if the digital cable is to be the preferred option is there any reason cable touted for “sub woofers” could not be used for transmitting full bandwidth digital signals? I’m presuming there is no difference because labelling it SPDIF means if must adhere to those standards but I thought to check about that here.
So really 2 questions -
go for the long digital lead or go for a long analog lead? and
If digital would “subwoofer” coax SPDIF cable be OK?
Note the DAC is a middle of the range Luxman D100 so ultra fidelity is not an issue but achieving a signal with minimal audio degradation is the aim.