Coax Digital loudness versus Optical Digital

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  1. Chuck Watwood

    Chuck Watwood Stunt Coordinator

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    After reading that coax digital was equal if not superior to Optical digital, I went with the coax when setting up my Panny RP91. It plays at a much louder level than my optical out of my other Panny RP62 player. I have had to back way down on the volume with the coax. Is this just a benefit from the coax?
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    it just sounds like the gain is higher. i don't see it as a benefit or a liability. just the way it is.
     
  3. StephenL

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    The type of cable, coaxial or optical, has no effect on the volume level of a digital signal. Any difference in volume level is a result of processing at the source or, most likely, by your receiver/processor, not the type of cable.
     
  4. Leon Liew

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    I always prefer coax to optical cables since my inception
    towards HT. I felt that coax is more solid sounding than
    optical which sounds 'hollow' but others may beg to defer.
     
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