Coax or Optical

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by SCAMP, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. SCAMP

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    I have a Denon A11SR Amp.
    I have purchased a Chord Coax Digital cable to
    connect to DVD (Denon 3800) but am i better buying an optical cable?
     
  2. jspone

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    There are people who say coax is better and swear they can hear the difference. I'm not one of them. If coax is what you've, that's fine.

    John
     
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    Coax is fine. Not saying it's better but I wouldn't see a point in changing it unless we are talking lenght over 10m or you are picking up some radio stations (stop laughing! ;) ) with it.
     
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    Optical cable = DVD to Optical encoder to Optical decoder to amp circuitry

    Coaxial = DVD to Amp circuitry.

    KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid. The fewer links in your system the higher the purity of the signal.
     
  5. SCAMP

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    Thanks-I'll stick with my Coax cable.
     
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    SCAMP, be sure to check back in about two days time, when someone else will have asked whether coax is better than optical, you'll probably find another bunch of responses to weigh up.

    Combine that with the huge archive of similar threads (which are accessible via the 'search' button to your top right) and you'll have days worth of info telling you that nobody really knows conclusively for your particular situation :rolleyes:
     
  7. jspone

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    juboy, lighten up dude. he’s new to the forums.
     
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    jspone... apologies, maybe I was a little harsh, although it was meant in jest.

    Seems to me there's an awful lot of new members suddenly asking the same old 'designed to provoke' questions at the moment... it's hard to tell what's for real and what's not :confused:
     
  9. james.miller

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    this happens everywhere. its something you just have to deal with. no amount of "use the search button" or "its been asked a million times before" will help, infact, it just seems to push new members away rather than encourage them to use the forums.
    A simple 1 line answer is usually all that is needed. When worded correctly, offers more information than any search button will ever provide.
     
  10. SCAMP

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    Thanks for the advice and support.
    I won't take anything personal and am used to
    straight talking but the repetitiveness of some questions
    Is unavoidable in a great Forum like this.
     
  11. jspone

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    perhaps we should have 'sticky' at the top of the forum with the top 10 recurring questions and answers

    John
     
  12. NicolasB

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    I can't help feeling that a FAQ file that deals with questions asked frequently on the forums as opposed to merely questions asked about the forums would be a Good Thing; but then again I once attained close to legendary status as a newbie basher on the old "Black and White" discussion board on Lionhead Studios' website, so what do I know? :)

    A copy of what was probably my finest ever bit of newbie flaming may be found here.
     
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    Yes, a FAQ is a good idea, possibly as a sticky, but I've not found any posts worthwhile for sticky status so far. The trouble is that people will get personal since they forked out £1000 on a co-axial interconnect only to find out that optical would have been cheaper and better for the purpose. That's what so great about having no money and a lot of education - I buy nothing unless I understand all the issues and technology involved. Unfortunately I don't tend to buy much.:(

    If people want to write good, technical but not obscure posts for a possible FAQ sticky thread, I'll happily stick them and keep the personal comments out.
     

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