anyone has any expirience with PS Audio xStream Toslink Digital Cable?
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hi,
has anybody compared this toslink to the ebay one and one from cables america? looking for another cable for my bel canto, and was wondering if this particular cable was worth a listen.
 
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I just bought the 'ebay toslink' (the only glass toslink sold on eBay) and I'm quite impressed with it. Significant upgrade from the cheap GE cable I was using. This cable is said to be identical to much higher priced glass toslinks on the market according to those who have compared them on AudioAsylum.

EDIT: I still have no clue why different digital cables will affect the sound. Coax I can almost understand, optical is beyond me. I just report what I hear.

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Yeah, do optical cables affect sound?

1. Its light on, light off. Nothing else right?

2. Its light, will the material affect the speed? (Should have paid more attention in Physics class)

3. Even if it does, its the speed of light, its still not going to be the bottle neck?

4. Less errors?

5. What kind of errors?

6. Will it resend on an error?

7. Its single direction, will it even know that there was an error in transmission?
 
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I actually found some answers to my questions and more information than I can understand from this site:

http://www.jitter.de/

Alot of information on jitter and a little on why good optical cables make a difference.
 
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