optical cable differences and splitters

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tony DL, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. Tony DL

    Tony DL Auditioning

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    I was wanting to know what the differences were between the cheaper optical audio cables and the more expensive. I know what the ad's say (thicker jacket, gold plated, sturdy, etc.). What I would like to know is- the sound quality of the different cables. Is there enough sound quality to pay the extra money for the premium cables? Also I have a receiver that has only one input for the optical audio cable. I have two sources (DVD and Digital cable box)that I need to "plug" into the receiver. I have found "cheap" splitters and was wanting to know if these splitters (especially the cheap ones) took away from any of the sound quality. Does anyone have any advice?

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    Tony
     
  2. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

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  3. elMalloc

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    Radio shack optical splitter/combiner should be avoided. Audio drops out once or twice every minute. Not trustworthy.

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