Experience superb sonic clarity and accurate musical reproduction with this 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 cable features a full-sized Toslink connector on each end, with molded connector heads and strain-relief boots.
- Full-sized male Digital Optical Audio (Toslink) connectors at each end
- 5.0mm outside diameter
- Molded strain relief connectors reduce strain where the cable and connectors meet
- Gold plated ferrule resists corrosion and provides maximum protection for the connector tip
- Precision polished fiber tips for maximum signal transfer
- Plastic tip protectors attached to each end to protect the optical cable when not in use
DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
|S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio Cable, 6ft|
|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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