AFAIK there is only one RG6 standard, and it has a solid core (RG6 is not a model, it is a standard that can be made by many manufacturers as long as they strictly follow its rules). Not that it makes any real difference: the stranded core is supposed to make the cable a little less stiff, but since RG6 is foil-screened it will be very stiff anyway. Also, make sure that your connectors can accomodate the 6.7 mm outer diameter before you buy RG6: it is really wide compared to ordinary audio cables.
timbloke wrote:Would RG6 75 ohm cable work well for connecting a tape deck (in & out) to a preamp?
No problem for any unbalanced audio use, as long as its stiffness does not bother you.
timbloke wrote:I'm wondering whether to stick decent plugs on them or chuck the whole lot and start again.
Both solutions work well, so make your own choice
For phono level I would not use Gotham or Canare due to their high capacitance (real pity, they are great under all other respects), and Belden doesn't make any unbalanced cable. If you can have access to Canford, their HSS-M2
type seems to be just what you want, and inexpensive too. The shielding is good (single helix, which is better than braid) and the capacitance is low, 58 pF/m. But IIRC they have a minimum order. OTOH it is a good all-around cable made by a reputable company, so you might consider ordering a reel and making all your cables with it, if you need that much length.
I have not been able to find any data re. Soundlink cables, so I can't really comment. I can only say as a general comment that the mention of "directional" on a cable is a priori
a bad sign, as it has no rational justification and is usually associated to unreasonable cost, more a marketing tool aimed at the audiophile market where "rational" and "reasonable price" are dirty words
Again, this is just a general comment, not aimed at Soundlink since I don't know them at all. OTOH the arrow is sometimes just intended as a reminder of the direction of the signal, which is not a bad idea. CL, do you have a link to Soundlink, or a data sheet? I'm curious about these cables.