Originally Posted by feifan
I'm using optical with my MK3. Definitely the way to go.
That's also my experience. I am not sure why some other users say they get a better results with COAX. I am using the original TOSLINK lead that used to be shipped with the TC-7510. These were specially designed for the TC-7510 and I haven't yet read anywhere that the Stanley TOSLINK lead was not as good as any hegh-end TOSLINK lead from another source.
Mind you, I hope to be trying his COAX Digital lead soon
. This is the technical stuff I got about the new lead:
1. The solder used is silver solder. This gives a lower jitter error compared to any other solder, based on our tests.
2. Cable is a combination of OFC and PCOCC. This gives a superior digital transfer for DTS, Pro-Logic, etc. compared to leads made only of OFC or PCOCC. The two different material manufacturing processes cannot effectively cater for dual channel and multi channel bandwidth requirements.
3. The flexible outer sleeving is abrasion proof and can bend at considerable tighter angels for cable runs where cables fitted with a plastic mesh are just not able to go due to their lower bending radius.
4. Center dielectric insulation material is based on the same material as used in high frequency satellite transmissions, and military installations where bit accurate data transmissions are vital. So signal drops and degradation over long runs are far lower than conventional dielectrics. At the cable length of 1 meter signal losses cannot be measured.
5. The 144 strand cross wound braid exceeds digital transmission cable specifications, and offers total control of electrical and magnetic disturbance even in close proximity of the cable. This makes it immensely suitable in situations where a large number of cables or situated, including mains or analogue/digital video/audio cables.
The proto type was fantastic. I hope the finished article can deliver a killer punch in price and performance. Based on the quote I received I might get several of them to try