QUESTION: I need a cable so I can connect my TV which only has an optical out to my 2ch hifi amp which only has anologue RCA in. Is it worth investing in this cable if I am connecting my TV via an optical cable (maybe this one) to a dac (CYPAUD3-192) to convert the digital signal to analogue through RCA cables ( chord chorus spare) to my 2 channel hifi amp? I understand it makes a difference in your CD/DAC reference set up but not sure it would make much difference in mine?
Hi Hi Fi Decision. If your TV doens't have an analogue output but does have a headphone output, you could run it out of the TV via a 3.5mm -> RCA cable and into your amp? We just feel you'd need to spend more on a DAC to to make a worthwhile difference.
This is by far the best Optical cable I've 'heard', or I should really say: "Not heard"..., as we don't listen to cables, but to music that's reproduced by our audio 'toys'. So a good cable should make clear if one is using good or poor quality equipment, nothing more or less! I was using a 5 meter Optical HQ Silver Series cable between a HD-Televison Decoder and my quite new Yamaha RX-A3010 Receiver. As I wasn't very happy with the sound, I decided to give this cable a try and I'm very glad a did! Suddenly the bass had punch with a very detailed and stable open soundstage. There are people that argue that there can't be any difference between digital cables, because they only pass through ones and zeros, and that the type of cable is of no importance... Well this is not the first time for me that I notice a big difference between the quality of digital cables. My ears don't ly, and they are telling me that the ones and zeros reproduced through this QED cable are of the highest order!
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