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While HDMI is an increasingly popular standard, there is still plenty of consumer-grade equipment that demands the higher audio quality of RCA composite cables. Many stereo systems use RCA outputs, as do high-quality camcorders. All composite video equipment uses RCA. Also, if you're running old analog equipment through your home entertainment system, an RCA stereo cord allows you to enjoy the full benefit of the improved sound quality of a newer subwoofer or surround speakers with your older receiver.
If you play old games on your Xbox 360®, you've probably had to look for at least one or two replacement S-Video RCA composite cables to connect it to an HDMI monitor or HDTV. Many gaming devices, in fact, still plug into the RCA jack of your TV. Lovers of the Nintendo® GameCube®, Wii™ and older PlayStation® consoles commonly need to find replacement cables to play beloved, classic game titles. Some of your favorite movies may never have made it onto Blu-ray™, 4K or a streaming service. If you just purchased a used or new DVD player, RCA composite cables enable you to watch those older classics. You may also require S-Video cables for that older analog equipment.
HDMI cables combine both the audio and video signals into a single input, and all but replaced RCA in the era of high-definition and digital equipment. However, RCA is still an extremely popular standard for professional recording environments. Home recording enthusiasts also may prefer the analog quality of RCA, especially when connecting microphones and monitors through mixing boards. Guitar players and all types of musicians need RCA stereo cables to connect their various instruments to monitors and amplifiers.
Not everything is wireless. When you're running a bunch of equipment in an editing studio, or even for a home entertainment system, you could need to hook up analog and S-Video components to each other. This is especially true when you start converting old videos, DVDs or audio files to digital. Extension RCA composite cables give you the additional flexibility you need, whether you are a videophile in your pastime or a recording industry professional.
When you're setting up a home audio system, RCA remains the default standard for outputs and inputs. Many music lovers are familiar with the remaining widespread use of composite video stereo audio cables to hook up high-quality speakers to receivers. Some professional-grade sound cards for digital recording equipment use RCA jacks as well. Just like with DVDs, not every CD is available through a digital download or streaming source. In order to play those classics, most CD players use RCA outputs. As vinyl records continue to enjoy a bit of a resurgence, new turntables are increasingly available. While many portable turntables connect to a computer via USB cables, if you want the full advantage of stereo sound, an RCA stereo cord to a receiver produces greater listening quality.