Half Decent Optical Cable?
Jul 21, 2009 at 2:27 PM Post #16 of 21

Originally Posted by LostChild1 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
So, I take it there's no difference between optical cables in the same way there's no difference between HDMI cables?

That is not true of HDMI. As the revisions progress, so does the required bandwidth on the cable.
Jul 21, 2009 at 6:51 PM Post #18 of 21

Originally Posted by haloxt /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Cables To Go 45457 2m SonicWave Glass Toslink Cable @ YourCableHookup.com is the cheapest place I found for impact acoustics sonicwave glass toslink cables. I use the 2m one, it's thick as hell.

If you want, here's a very interesting read (propaganda) on optical cables.

Optical Interconnect Basics

I have that identical cable from another manufacturer -- they are all generics. It works very well and I use it regularly. Although I think I paid $29 for it.
Jul 21, 2009 at 7:46 PM Post #19 of 21
Yes, yes. But my cable boasts, quote, an "incredible 70mm bend radius". They might all be made out of the same generic materials though, but only the manufacturers know for sure and I don't expect an honest answer if they are all the same.
Jul 21, 2009 at 7:57 PM Post #20 of 21
I purchased these SonicWave .5m and 3m cables from Parts Express and I am very impressed. I have over 4 different brands (from cheap plastic to Monster) and I "truly" heard a difference with these. To put it in words, they just sounded closest to my Canare/BlueJeans coax S/PDIF. Very flexible.
Jul 21, 2009 at 8:17 PM Post #21 of 21
I've used BJC optical cables in my HT. Never had a problem and their customer service is excellent.

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