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Erik J

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I'm looking for a decent toslink cable in the $30 range. Outlaw has their new PDO cable for $20 plus $10 for shipping (I don't understand why it costs $10 to ship the cable, but they're firm on that), and AC4L has an AR HT-180 cable for $15 plus shipping, and an IXOS 106 for $33 with free shipping. Anybody used any of these? Is the AR cable pretty good for $15? I'm going to be using this with a Sony CD player going into an HK AVR-7000 receiver. If I like it, I'll probably be getting one for the dish as well.

Thanks!

Edit: I'm assuming the DACs in the AVR-7000 are superior to what's in the cd player (your basic 5 disc player from circuit city/best buy/etc). The optical connection will also allow me to use the bass management on the 7000. I'm currently using low end monster rca interconnects.
 

Mike Matheson

Second Unit
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Erik,



The only toslink cable you mentioned there that I've used is the AR Pro--so can't compare between those three brands.



I have compared the AR Pro against another brand--didn't hear any differences in sound. There was a definite difference in build quality, however (AR Pro was the better).



Just my opinion, but I'd recommend purchasing here either based on [a] price, or (since the prices are similar and I expect they're all built well) which is prettier. :)
 

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