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RCA Coaxial V Optical Cables?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by kmhtkmhtkmht, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. kmhtkmhtkmht

    kmhtkmhtkmht
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    I am wondering what gives a better sound quality, a RCA Coaxial Cable or Optical Cables?

    I am buying a YSP-1 and trying to figure out how to connect the PC's sound to the YSP-1, and The speaker supports both the Coaxial and Optical inputs and so does my soundcard that can output on a Coaxial or Optical.

    Which connection will result in better sound?

    FYI:
    Soundcard:
    http://www.atruereview.com/bluegears/index.php

    Back of Speaker:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showi...nel+Digital+Surround+Sound+Projector+-+Retail
     
  2. MarkE19

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    There is pratically nothing between them! In theory coax should be better on a short run as there is less conversion to the signal. Optical should be used on long runs though as it is not going to pick up any interference.

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