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Any suggestions for toslink cables? Am I good to go with something like this?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022901&p_id=1447&seq=1&format=2

 

 

Any benefit to the "premium" one besides aesthetics?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022904&p_id=2763&seq=1&format=2

 

 

 

ETA: At $9 with shipping for 1 of each, I got both. If I like one less than the other for whatever reason I can call it a spare.


Edited by BBEG - 7/1/14 at 8:50pm
post #5912 of 12280

I have had good luck with well-made multi-strand glass fibre cables such as this one from Cables-to-Go. About $30 on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/C2G-Cables-45456-Sonicwave-Toslink/dp/B0009JR4GK.  The heavier duty jacket and glass fibre is worth the small up charge to minimize jitter and improve durability IMHO.

post #5913 of 12280

Used both of those monoprice cables; they work just fine. The premium cables are indeed a little more rugged, but I'm not sure they are really worth the extra bucks unless you need a longer run where a more rugged cable makes sense. However, don't expect miracles. The premium cables can kink; and they will not survive the tread of even a diminutive lady in high heels.

post #5914 of 12280
Sent an email to Schiit-Europe, and they replied that they had some delay on their booking system and that my A2 should ship today. All is good.
Now I have an urge to get rid of my HRT Music Streamer II+ and complete the stack with Bitfrost Uber.
post #5915 of 12280
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I have had good luck with well-made multi-strand glass fibre cables such as this one from Cables-to-Go. About $30 on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/C2G-Cables-45456-Sonicwave-Toslink/dp/B0009JR4GK.  The heavier duty jacket and glass fibre is worth the small up charge to minimize jitter and improve durability IMHO.

 

The "reviews" of that cable make me want to buy another Schiit stack, the glass super Toslink cable, and do proper blind AB testing on people to see if they can hear the difference between glass & plastic Toslink...

post #5916 of 12280
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I was starting to get a bit worried, but turns out Schiit-Europe is some kind of sub-page for Sonority Audio, which is listed in Schiit's official webpage. Anyway, I paid with paypal so there shouldn't be any problems getting my money back if problems rise. I'll get in touch with them tomorrow about delivery times. 

Hi, The guys at Sonority-Audio (schiit-europe.com) are OK! 

I've ordered all my Schiit from them (6 units and counting......) they where on holiday last week, so maybe that explains the longer wait for an reply.

 

Gert-Jan

post #5917 of 12280
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Overkill, but still a good listen:

 


There is no such thing as Overkill in this hobby.

post #5918 of 12280
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Oh boy, I was enjoying the 800 with the BH Crack and he does this! God, it looks great.

 

Crack vs Valhalla. Now that is a question worth asking.

post #5919 of 12280
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Hi, The guys at Sonority-Audio (schiit-europe.com) are OK! 

I've ordered all my Schiit from them (6 units and counting......) they where on holiday last week, so maybe that explains the longer wait for an reply.

 

Gert-Jan

 

Great to know, thanks! 

post #5920 of 12280
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There is no such thing as Overkill in this hobby.

+1

post #5921 of 12280
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 


There is no such thing as Overkill in this hobby.

+1

post #5922 of 12280
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post
 

Any suggestions for toslink cables? Am I good to go with something like this?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022901&p_id=1447&seq=1&format=2

 

 

Any benefit to the "premium" one besides aesthetics?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022904&p_id=2763&seq=1&format=2

 

 

 

ETA: At $9 with shipping for 1 of each, I got both. If I like one less than the other for whatever reason I can call it a spare.


Hi, i dont know what your budget is but i have found these two to be the best if you can stretch the extra.

 

Wire World Supernova http://www.wireworldcable.com/products/55.html

 

And these some what unknown Silflex Glass Toslink  http://www.lifatec.com/toslink2.html

post #5923 of 12280
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Wire World Supernova http://www.wireworldcable.com/products/55.html

 

I have a 3 ft Wire World Supernova III+ (green) I don't really need... Opened for offers.

post #5924 of 12280

Right now I'm not particular about cables. I'll reserve judgment until I have the opportunity to set up proper AB blind testing. Quite frankly, given the nature of digital signals and the means by which we facilitate their travel, I'm skeptical by default that there is much of a difference humans can detect given how little a difference even machines can detect. This topic was a good read on the matter.

post #5925 of 12280

I've been really quite happy with the flexibility and molded ends on BlueRigger cables through Amazon. Also on Amazon is StarTech Toslink cables which are super thin and a little stiff but if you wanted to hide the cable it would be the best choice. I also really like Belkin PureAV cables they're so cheap on Amazon and they just feel nice, soft, and supple.

 

As per usual all the way up to 25' there hasn't been a difference in any of them that I've used. Be it LPCM upto 24/96kHz Stereo or 24/96kHz 4 channel ADAT.

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