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Digital Coaxial Vs Optical?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Caimbeul, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Caimbeul

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    Hi Just a quick question if you wouldnt mind... :lease:

    Is there a difference (apart from the way the work) betwen the two for connecting for audio.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    This one gets asked very often,and if you do a search,you'll find TONS of replies!

    In essence,for most sytems most of the time,you won't notice any difference in terms of sound quality,but if you're considering a high-end system,then a properly terminated coaxial interconnect can give superior results.
     
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    Agreed, but in other circumstances where the cables are prone to high levels of EMF (say a nearby phonemast or pylon) then optical may be a better solution as it's largely immune to these effects. :)
     
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    alexs2 - What do you mean by properly terminated?
     
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    Only referring to the correct impedance(75ohms) being applied....any good quality digital cable should be able to match this.
     
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    Thank you kindly peeps :thumbsup:
     
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    Or over long distances optical has the edge over co-axial.

    so a short coax is the best
     

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