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    High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

    This is a discussion on High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; A cheap cable could be for example a flat pair rather than a twisted pair but more commonly the difference ...

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      A cheap cable could be for example a flat pair rather than a twisted pair but more commonly the difference is down to the quality and fitting of the terminators (i.e. plugs/sockets).

      When you see cables labelled as "high speed" though, you're going to be paying double or more for the Marketing hype.


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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      A cheap cable could be for example a flat pair rather than a twisted pair but more commonly the difference is down to the quality and fitting of the terminators (i.e. plugs/sockets).

      When you see cables labelled as "high speed" though, you're going to be paying double or more for the Marketing hype.
      twisted pair, well shielded with quality terminators such as these?

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      I'm sure that's a very good cable but I doubt it will give any difference in performance to a "normal" well built cable costing a third of that.

      Cable manufacturers play to people's fears, ignorance and one-upmanship (bragging rights). The best case in example is probably high quality speaker cables. I once saw a review of a cable which was well over 200 per metre. The reviewer claimed the cable was good but didn't sound great until it had been "run in" for at least one hundred hours. He also claimed that it had to be connected the right way round i.e. one end had to plug into the amplifier, the other into the speaker otherwise the signal wouldn't "flow" properly. Absolute tosh. Another one that makes me laugh is gold plated plugs on an optical cable.

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      Hi All.
      If you are going down the extension lead route, It would be far better to to move the router to the master and get a cat5e network cable from router to pc.

      @ Saturday.
      HI-FI is full of snake oil salesmen. My WAD6550 (built by me) and WD25T speakers (hand made by me) will Knock spots off any solid state stuff. But perhaps this is for another forum

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Another one that makes me laugh is gold plated plugs on an optical cable.
      I've not heard that one before. Where exactly do they put the gold plating?

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      Probably on the car the maker is driving round in lol.

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      i think i will invest in some quality extensions, at least that would eliminate a common cause for intermittent disconnections.

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      Haha what gets me is the incredibly expensive HDMI cables that everyone sells. 20-30 and upwards. Gold plated, oxygen free, etc etc. The only thing worth having is the gold plating on the contacts, everything else is cobblers. Its a digital signal:so long as a signal goes in one end and comes out the other, it's fine. I bought a set of gold plated ones for 3.75 each delivered from an eBay seller and they work perfectly.

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      Re: High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?

      after rewiring my router with just 15 meters of 'ADSL' cable my noise margins are: see first attachment

      compared to 15-20 meters of 'crushed' pound shop cable: see second attachment

      are my noise margins good or could be better?
      Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?-noise.jpg   High Speed RJ11, will it reduce noise?-noisier.jpg  
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