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Coax OR Optic?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by steroid, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. steroid

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    I will be using my DVD player(JVC XVS-42) to connect to my Yamaha Rx-V620 to play both DVD and CD's. What should I choose optical or Coax. I used to think that optical was far better because of -well light transmission- but I see that many people have experienced otherwise. Your views please.
     
  2. Reiner

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    If you go coax make sure it's a digital one, means 75Ohm impedance. Else PCM (CD-Audio) will not sound so good.

    No more commments on the coax vs. optical debate - IMHO not much difference, try out yourself to make a final judgment.
     
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    I read a very technical comparison the other day, aparently the cause to audible diferences between digital cables is the jitter generated by "bits" bouncing from the cable walls...

    Their conclusion: that problem is resolved with DD and DTS material because of all the processing it gets, so any reasonable cable will do, optical or coaxial. With PCM is a different ball game, the coaxial will sound better, and there will be better and worst coaxial cables...

    So if you listen to CDs, get a good coaxial cable, otherwise it wont make much difference.
     

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