If you are using the spare pairs on an existing cable, you could just solder
on some RCA jacks and see what happens, as long as you can solder all its
going to cost you is a bit of time. Or take an old pair of RCA
interconnects, cut them in half, strip them back and use some terminal strip
to join onto the cat 5. You'll soon know if this is good enough.

I would expect noise breaking through from the ethernet though and to get it
good you should use a balanced line driver which will cancel out the noise.
Easy enough to build but not readily available to buy, usually associated
with high pre/power combinations and pro audio gear.




>From: Farid Shenassa <FShenassa (AT) usaninc (DOT) com>
>Reply-To: SLIMP3 Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] Connecting Slimp3 to remote amps/receiver using Cat5?
>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 10:11:53 -0500
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>Hi All,
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>I have a slimp3 upstairs, but all my A/V and extra amps are downstairs in
>the HT closet. I want to keep the slimp3 and a pair of speakers upstairs,
>but use my AV and extra channels of my amp to power it (two Bryston 5B-ST
>and Anthem AVM20). I've run 12 guage speaker wire to the speakers from
>the HT closet, but pulled a Homer ("Doh") and forgot about connecting the
>line level outputs of the slimp3 to my AV remotely.
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>Question is, can I use cat5 cable and run the RCA connectors to two pairs
>on
>the cat5 to get them to my AV equipment (around 50 ft away)? Would this
>work? Anyone done something like this and what are concerns and possible
>audio quality loss?
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>If you have another way of doing this, let me know. (obviously other
>than
>using powered speakers or mono amps upstairs. I'm trying to use up two of
>the three extra channels of my 9B).
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>Thanks
>
>Farid Shenassa
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