Question about optical cables

Discussion in 'Accessories, Cables, and Remotes' started by ChrisPATT, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. ChrisPATT

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    I have run out of digital inputs on my receiver and need to get a optical splitter and a couple cables - and I don't want to spend much money. I checked partsexpress and found this splitter for $5.80

    partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=180-964

    They also have several optical cables and I was wondering if there is really going to be much of an audible difference between these choices, or other ones on the site.

    $2.80
    partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=16418278&St=2533&St2=-37638294&St3=-37487553&DS_ID=3&Product_ID=15990&DID=7

    $6.50
    partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=16418278&St=2533&St2=-37638294&St3=-37487553&DS_ID=3&Product_ID=16146&DID=7

    This will be used for a secondary dvd player that is used mostly for dvd-a/sacd (I have it currently hooked up with analog cables. My main player is used just for watching dvds - but sometimes I have to use the secondary one and I would like to be able to used the digital out.

    I just wondering (since it is a digital cable) if there would be much difference between these.

    Receiver is a Denon 3802 with Paradigm studio speakers.

    Thanks for the help.

    Chris
     
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    The latter seems to be a bit more robustly built. Audible differences? Nope.
     
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    partsexpress is a great place (i've ordered stuff from there)... but their shipping is brutal. i think a simple cable cost me like 8 bucks to ship.

    just go to best-buy and pick yourself up an AR optical. or rat-shack would even do.
     
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    Well it pays to think out your order carefully and add items that you need or could use to make that s/h more tolerable. For example, bananas, spades, contact cleaner are possibilities. You might also want to see what Walmart, Target, Electronic Boutique have in the way of what you're looking for.
     

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