AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)
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- Connects audio component, like a sound bar to receiver/preamp, audio processor, DAC, or television
- Clear, multi-channel, fiber-optic digital audio output through lightweight, flexible cable
- Durable PVC outer layer; corrosion-resistant gold-plated connectors and buffer tubing for optimal signal transfer
- Includes removable rubber tips to protect cable when not plugged in
- Cable length: 6 feet (1.8 meters); 1-year limited warranty
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable
Whether it’s the crescendo of a symphony or cacophony of crashing cars, high-quality audio allows for full immersion into your favorite music, movies, video games, and more. Sound connoisseur or not, this AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable delivers superior sound that won't go unnoticed. Use the convenient cable to quickly connect a CD player, Blu-Ray player, game console, or other audio component to a preamplifier, audio system, or home theater system. Then sit back and enjoy some serious sound.
6 Feet (1.8 Meters)
- Connects audio components to an audio or home theater system
- Distortion-free stream of multi-channel fiber-optic digital audio
- Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty
Optimal Signal Transfer
In addition to its durable, protective, black PVC exterior, the cable features buffer tubing and corrosion-resistant, gold-plated connectors for a distortion-free stream of fiber-optic digital audio. Compared to ordinary electrical wires where there can be electromagnetic or radio frequency interference, the signal is more pure, offering clearer audio for a more genuine rendering of the originally recorded sound.
Thoughtfully constructed, the AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable provides connector grips for easy handling; a lightweight, flexible form; and removable rubber tips that protect the cable when it's not plugged in. To use, simply connect each end to its respective port on a compatible device and it's ready to go. Choose from a variety of sizes including 6-feet long (1.8 meters), 9.8-feet long (3 meters), and 3.3-feet long (1 meter) (each sold separately).
The AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable works with most standard and high-definition devices fitted with Toslink ports. Use it with anything from high-def gaming systems and LCD flat-panel TVs to Blu-ray/DVD players and satellite/cable boxes. The cable's multi-channel connection will even send a Dolby Digital or DTS soundtrack to an audio processor or A/V receiver so you can enjoy a sensational surround-sound experience. The cable is compatible with S/PDIF and ADAT's, as well.
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- AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)
Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty
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We purchased a new TV (an LG HDTV - 32LN5300) to upgrade from a failing tube model. I had a mess of interconnections and I used the ability of my stereo receiver to switch audio and SDTV signals.
Since with the new TV set I went straight into the TV with HDMI cable from the Roku and the DVR cable box, we had to switch both the stereo receiver source and the TV source in tandem in order to get picture and sound from the stereo.
So I noticed that the TV had an "optical out" connector. I also (stupidly and slow wittedly, like "duh") noticed that my JVC RX-778 receiver, vintage 2000, had a couple of "PCM digital inputs" with little square plugs to protect the jacks.
I checked up on both the TV and the receiver, and lo and behold, both devices used this fancy new digital optical thingie.
So I ordered this cable with the idea that, hey, it's only $5 if it doesn't work.
I had read the reviews already and I avoided the rookie mistake of leaving the protective caps on the ends. I plugged each end in. The stereo end went into the "DVD" optical input on the receiver.
Contrary to comments here that these cable ends sometimes fall out, I found that you have to give each end a firm push and they will snap pretty decisively into place.
No sound. I kept pressing the "Digital/Audio Mode" button on the receiver and nothing happened. I unplugged the stereo end to check. The end glowed red - so I knew that the audio (or something) was being sent from the TV.
I fiddled with the stereo controls for a bit and I stumbled into a setting that apparently paired two of the "source device" settings with the two digital optical inputs on the back of the box. Apparently this receiver supports a wide array of input types, including some that are now obsolete, like magnetic disc, so this is a configuration item that wasn't very obvious.
Once I did this and selected DVD for the optical input, I pressed the "Digital" button and the display on the receiver changed to say "DVD DIGITAL". Some new status lights I never saw before came on. And I got the TV sound!
I then changed the TV over to the Roku box. I got sound through the receiver without having to change its setting.
So, the moral of this story is:
If something's not working, you can take a quick look at the output end to see that a light signal is being output. (Different than wired audio where you can't "see" an active signal.)
Carefully and methodically check the mode settings of the device that receives the input. Sometimes the settings that enable this audio are rather complex.
Interesting side note....This Digital Optical technology was invented by Toshiba to connect their earlier CD players to their digital receivers/amps, for a clear digital PCM audio stream. Thus the name Toslink which originated from TOShiba-Link, and has since been adopted by most electronics manufacturers, as the standard for Optical Audio, sent over light waves (fiber optics), which are immune from RF interference from other devices or ground loops. And with the above mentioned distance limitation, it is best to use shorter cords if possible (not over 15') from your source to receiver.
One use that I have found to be indispensable is using these Toslink cables to link to an analog converter, to run digital sound from flat screen TV's or DVD players, through the converter, to several older model analog amps, which are still punching out incredible sound. So, if you are still using old analog amps with only RCA right and left channel plugs, you can buy a converter (Portta PETDTAP) to convert Optical and Coax digital signals to analog for input into old receivers. And since analog cords do not suffer signal degradation over long distances, you can use a short Toslink cable to the converter and then run as far as you want with your analog RCA cords, to an amp, without any problems.
Thank you Amazon Basics for providing affordable cables and connectors.