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Can anyone explain to me the purpose of this?

post #1 of 10
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http://www.amazon.com/Optical-Toslink-Fiber-Plated-Digital/dp/B001VJ680U

 

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post #2 of 10

Google is your best friend when learning more about many, many things in general.       <== extremely important, write it on your forehead if you have to, lol

Take a look.

And that specific cable has two different connections in order to connect one device that uses one of those types of connectors to another device with the other one.  Correct me if I'm wrong, I think that devices that use the mini-TOSlink connection are generally recording devices.

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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

Google is your best friend when learning more about many, many things in general.       <== extremely important, write it on your forehead if you have to, lol

Take a look.

And that specific cable has two different connections in order to connect one device that uses one of those types of connectors to another device with the other one.  Correct me if I'm wrong, I think that devices that use the mini-TOSlink connection are generally recording devices.

Thanks. I understand what the cable is used for. I was hoping people would pick up on something else on this product.

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post #4 of 10

You mean the stupid idea of the ends being gold plated which contributes zilch to the transmission of light itself?

post #5 of 10

Corrosion resistance, not transmission, duh.

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Corrosion resistance, not transmission, duh.

That is still useless on a pair of Toslink cables.

post #7 of 10

Well then, it looks better.  biggrin.gif

It's a dirt cheap cable anyway, it doesn't matter how they pimp it out as long as it does its job without a hitch.

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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

Well then, it looks better.  biggrin.gif

It's a dirt cheap cable anyway, it doesn't matter how they pimp it out as long as it does its job without a hitch.

LOL yeh true that. But their are companies out there that advertise the gold plated ends as a way of better signal transmission - expensive cables too.

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

That is still useless on a pair of Toslink cables.

Hardly pointless, if it started corroding you could end up with contamination in your ports. Gold plating is a cheap insurance against corrosion.

post #10 of 10

Very undoubtedly it will start corroding as the end piece will be inserted into a plastic optical out mold. Even if you lived in a saturated humid environment but I guess it can reduce the effects of corrosion but when audiophool companies start advertising it enhances the sound transmission (which has no effect whatsoever) than you know their is something very wrong.

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