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Amazon Basics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable, 6 Feet, Black

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CD player, MiniDiscs, Digital Audio tape (DAT) and DTS Dolby Digital decoders, computers to audio-video (AV) receivers and advanced video game consoles. Its sole purpose is to pair up or link together audio devices as well as media players like Blu-ray Disc and DVD players to receivers and media cards for sound and video. Rather than dive into an arcane description of what a ground loop is (feel free to do some advanced reading on the topic if you're curious), it's sufficient to say that a ground loop can occur in your home when there is more than one path for electricity to take to the ground. The receiver does not control the data rate, so it must avoid bit slip by synchronizing its reception with the source clock.

TOSLINK over RCA audio - What is the advantage of optical TOSLINK over RCA

S/PDIF protocol differs from AES3 only in the channel status bits; see AES3 §Protocol for the high-level view.

TOSLINK cables use fiber optic technology to transmit digital audio signals, which makes them distinct from other types of audio cables that use electrical signals. It can often be found on video source (DVD and Blu-ray players, cable boxes and game consoles) to connect the digital audio stream to Dolby Digital/ DTS decoders.

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New Fiber Optic Devices in Toshiba's TOSLINK Line-up Supports Development of High-speed Automotive LAN". This sturdy little cable worked well with our reference CD and DAC set-up, allowing them to reveal verve and punch when needed, together with transparency and a pleasing sense of detail.It's a shame because there is no way that can convince me that gig fiber internet and 4K SDI connectors exist but somehow neither can be updated to support maybe 5 to 10Mbps (500KB/s or 1MB/s because your typical 7. But the audio we hear is analog and real-world devices are subject to a variety of interferences including data-induced jitter, other process-induced jitter, (and) common- and differential-mode electromagnetic noise. If you have a wonderful and high-quality older stereo receiver that has every port under the sun except HDMI inputs, TOSLINK is solution you need.

S/PDIF - Wikipedia

From a technical standpoint the cables share the same limitations (including the audio format support outlined below). to be frank, it seems so strange that in this day an article with so many misconceptions would be written. An optical digital connection uses the medium of light to transmit data through a cable’s optical fibres (which can be made from plastic, glass or silica). It’s less likely to suffer from breakage due to kinks and bends compared to the more fragile TOSLINK cable.As an optical cable, kinks and bends will destroy the cable that would normally not be as much of a problem with an ordinary copper wire audio cable. Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. This means that the chance of tip breakage or misalignment are greater than with audiophile grade cables.

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