Sign in   |  Join   |  Help

Different between Cat5 and Cat6 RJ45 cable.

rated by 0 users
Not Answered This post has 0 verified answers | 6 Replies | 0 Followers

danielmok
Not Ranked
3 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
danielmok posted on Tue, Oct 12 2021 3:56 PM

Hello everyone, I am using a Beosound Core as the resource to connect to my Beolab 18 speakers.

My question is, is there any different between I am using Cat5 or Cat6 or Cat7 RJ45 cable to connect Beolab 18 speakers? Would it affects sound quality if I using Cat5 or Cat6 RJ45 cable? 

Thank you.

All Replies

chartz
Top 25 Contributor
Burgundy, France
4,106 Posts
OFFLINE
Gold Member
chartz replied on Tue, Oct 12 2021 4:49 PM
Welcome to Beoworld Daniel Smile

No. Isn’t life simple?

Jacques

trackbeo
Top 150 Contributor
601 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

chartz:
No.
Agreed mostly, except: shielding matters to B&O, especially on the long runs of custom installation cable typical for B&O residences.  Cat7 is shielded as standard, Cat5/Cat6 can be optioned that way, UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) is standard for most networking applications vs. STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) is available and requires shielded connectors too.  [Edit: Bear in mind that despite the RJ45 connectors, B&O Power Link is *analog* line-level audio, not digital transmission.]  See: https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/26569.aspx

seethroughyou
Top 100 Contributor
UK
956 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
I’m sure a cat 5 would be fine. Don’t spend silly money on audiophile cryogenic treated pure silver audiophool cables.

.

 

 

Present: BL90, Moment, Core, BL6000, CD7000, 7000, Essence Remote.

Past: BL1, BL2, BL8000, BS9000, BL5, BC2, BS5, BV5, BV4-50, Beosystem 3, BL3, DVD1, Beoremote 4.

.

chartz
Top 25 Contributor
Burgundy, France
4,106 Posts
OFFLINE
Gold Member
chartz replied on Tue, Oct 12 2021 6:35 PM

Never buy anything audiophile would be my advice. Computer grade will indeed be just fine.

Jacques

Johan
Top 200 Contributor
Bolsward, NL
400 Posts
OFFLINE
Gold Member
Johan replied on Tue, Oct 12 2021 6:43 PM

trackbeo:

chartz:
No.
Agreed mostly, except: shielding matters to B&O, especially on the long runs of custom installation cable typical for B&O residences.  Cat7 is shielded as standard, Cat5/Cat6 can be optioned that way, UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) is standard for most networking applications vs. STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) is available and requires special connectors too.  [Edit: Bear in mind that despite the RJ45 connectors, B&O Power Link is *analog* line-level audio, not digital transmission.]  See: https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/26569.aspx

I fully agree - go for cables that are called S/FTP for shielded foiled twisted pair - or just ask Steve at Sounds Heavenly!

danielmok
Not Ranked
3 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

thanks for your explanation.

Page 1 of 1 (7 items) | RSS
Beoworld Security Certificate

SSL