Running 10m of Toslink - issue around corners?

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  1. ammerandy

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    Brief (and hopefully simple) question.

    I'm running toslink from my PC to amp, distance about 10m - but i estimate at least six 90 degree turns (around wall corners).

    Can anyone see any issues running the cable (ie will it break), and should i go for a better quality cable to prevent damage?

    tia
     
  2. MarkTaylor

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    10m is too long and several 90 degree bends are a non-starter for an optical cable.

    It isn't just breaking the cable you have to worry about, any bends cause internal reflections and the signal strength just won't go that far reliably even without the bends.

    Coax would be more likely to work.
     
  3. ben.bayliss

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    I agree with mark. Coax will do a much better job. If you don't have coax ins or outs left on your amp/pc then you can get toslink<->coax convertors quite cheaply that'll do the job.
     
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    thanks all
     

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