|Originally posted by markjia
Jitter is a matter for the DAC (assuming it reclocks) correct?
No, incorrect, that's too big an assumption. It's a matter for the entire system. If it's small, it can
be dealt with in an advanced DAC, but it usually isn't, hence the move back towards one-box CD players.
|Originally posted by AssafL
What about Toslink fiber optic cables? What are the specs for a good Toslink cable?
Glass. As has already been mentioned, most of them are plastic. A good glass one should do the trick. I know some audiophile one just came out with one, but do not remember the name.
One extra-special-plus-good thing about optical digital is that you don't have to worry about ground loops. This was important to me a while back, because I had separate players for my DVD and CD, plus the receiver for my HT setup, so I had so many things to plug in, that I ended up having to use two completely different electrical outlets that were on different breakers. I kept these separated by the optical digital cable, and no ground loops.
My ears aren't good enough to be able to tell the difference between digital cables...yet...give Hirsch some time to educate me...