Premium S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio Cable, 12ft
Experience superb sonic clarity and accurate musical reproduction with this Premium S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio Cable from Monoprice!
The Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format provides for a Digital Optical Audio signal, commonly referred to as Toslink. Toslink allows for the distribution of uncompressed 2-channel PCM audio or compressed multichannel audio, such as DTS® or Dolby® 5.1 or 7.1. Being an optical signal, Toslink is immune to problems that can plague electrical signals, such as crosstalk, magnetic interference, or radio frequency interference.
This premium cable features a full-sized Toslink connector on each end, with metal connector heads and a metal mesh jacket. The metal jacket helps protect the cable from nicks, cuts, and kinks, which could cause damage to the internal optical fiber.
Features:- Full-sized male Digital Optical Audio (Toslink) connectors at each end
- Heavy duty premium, square metal connector heads
- Mesh metal jacket protects cable from nicks, cuts, and kinks
- 8.0mm outside diameter
- Gold plated ferrule resists corrosion and provides maximum protection for the connector tip
- Precision polished fiber tips for maximum signal transfer
Important! Because of the shape of the connector heads, this cable will not fit the Xbox 360 S "Slim" models, which are the smaller form-factor models released after June 14, 2010. For the Xbox 360 "Slim", please use one of ourstandard Toslink cables with molded connectors instead.
DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
This is a premium quality new TOSLINK optical audio cable for use with home theater receivers, digital signal processors, DAT machines, Divx players, DVD players, CD players, DSS receivers, DAT player/recorders, Mini disc player/recorders, Sony Playstation 2 & 3, XBox, ALESIS, or any components that use normal full-size TOSLink optical audio connectors.
* Note: Before using this cable, you must remove the plastic tip protectors. The tips of the connectors should be shiny, metal, and gold. If you see a plastic tip, remove it before attempting to install the cable.
|Question: How many strands of fiber are in the optical cable?|
|Answer: One solid strand|
|Question: Will this item work on my PlayStation 3?|
|Answer: That item has been tested and confirmed to work perfectly on the PlayStation 3|
|Question: The connector doesn''t seem to fit the port on my equipment. Did I purchase the wrong size or type of cable?|
Answer: Probably not. Most consumer electronics use the same type of toslink connector for digital optical connections.
Look at the tip of the connectors on your cables. It should have a shiny, gold metal tip. If it is a milky, white plastic tip, pull it off. That is the dust cap used to protect the lens during shipping. It should now easily snap into the port on your equipment.
If it still doesn''t fit, make sure the orientation is correct. One side of the connector is bevelled so they will only fit one way.
|Question: What's the difference between 5.0mm and 8.0mm and how do I know which size to get?|
|Answer: The measurements are of the outer diameter of the cable body itself. It does not affect the connectors. Either will work and the cables are interchangeable regardless of it's thickness. The thicker bodies cable are more durable, better looking and come with a protective nylon mesh outer covering.|
Question: Are your Toslink Digital Optical cables plastic or glass?
Is one better than the other?
Answer: All our Toslink cables are POF (Plastic Optical Fiber).
For most audio systems, you should not hear any difference between a plastic optical cable and a glass quartz optical cable unless your are at lengths exceeding 100 feet and transmitting at extreme bandwidth levels.
In fact, the performance with plastic has been improving because the Opto-electrical Components (used in Audio Equipment) are designed to interface with POF fibers.
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