Optical vs. Coaxial

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Ein_shem, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Ein_shem

    Ein_shem Auditioning

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    Can someone tell me what is the difference (quality wise) between the two? Isn't Optical suppose to be the higher-end of the two?
     
  2. Philip>L

    Philip>L Stunt Coordinator

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    You're going to get people who say:

    1. It doesn't matter.
    2. Optical is better.
    3. Coax is better.

    My opinion:

    Coax is better. Optical connections are very cheap to make and include in a system. Most devices have them now, but not all have coax connections because they're more expensive to include.

    Coax has about a 100 times higher dynamic range than optical, and generally has less jitter.

    One detraction to coax is that it grounds the player to the receiver which can induce a hum.
     
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