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Monster THXI100FO8 THX Certified Toslink Fiber Optic Audio Cable (8 feet) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Meets minimum THX® certification standards for proper system performance, reliability and ease of installation.
  • Specially optimized low-loss optical fiber for higher fidelity.
  • Precision-polished fiber optic connector for maximum signal transfer accuracy and lower internal reflection.
  • Allows enjoyment of movies with Dolby Digital® and DTS® surround sound.
  • Meets minimum THX certification standards; measures 8 feet long
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Monster
  • Model Number: THXI100FO8
  • Left Connector Type: Toslink
  • Left Connector Gender: Male
  • Right Connector Type: Toslink
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Product Description

Home Theatre Picture and Sound Keeps Getting Better DVD and Satellite Receivers use high performance connections like S-Video, Component Video, and Dolby Digital Surround Audio. Using high quality connections is more important than ever, to get the most out of these technologies. That's why THX, the industry leader in sound quality certification for movie theatres (you've probably seen the famous THX logo in movie theatres and DVDs), collaborated together with Monster Cable, to create connection standards specifically for home theatre. Today's Home Theatre Components Need Higher Quality Connections The cables that come in the box don't meet Monster THX standards. Some of the connections you need don't even come in the box, including S-Video, Component Video, and Digital Audio for Surround Sound. Introducing the Monster Standard Line of Monster THX-Certified Cables Although Monster Standard THX cable doesn't feature many of the advanced technologies found in our higher preformance product lines, it still packs plenty of Monsterous features: higher quality gold tip connections, user-friendly features like color-coded connecters & ID labels for easy, error-free hookup, plus increase power handling of speaker cables to deliver the full dynamic range of explosions and crashes found in today's movies. And dig the stylish, futuristic connector deisgn inspired by Lucasfilm's Star Wars epics.

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Home Theatre Picture and Sound Keeps Getting Better
DVD and Satellite Receivers use high performance connections like S-Video, Component Video, and Dolby Digital Surround Audio. Using high quality connections is more important than ever, to get the most out of these technologies.

That's why THX, the industry leader in sound quality certification for movie theatres (you've probably seen the famous THX logo in movie theatres and DVDs), collaborated together with Monster Cable, to create connection standards specifically for home theatre.

Today's Home Theatre Components Need Higher Quality Connections
The cables that come in the box don't meet Monster THX standards. Some of the connections you need don't even come in the box, including S-Video, Component Video, and Digital Audio for Surround Sound.

Introducing the Monster Standard Line of Monster THX-Certified Cables
Although Monster Standard THX cable doesn't feature many of the advanced technologies found in our higher performance product lines, it still packs plenty of Monsterous features: higher quality gold tip connections, user-friendly features like color-coded connecters & ID labels for easy, error-free hookup, plus increase power handling of speaker cables to deliver the full dynamic range of explosions and crashes found in today's movies. And dig the stylish, futuristic connector design inspired by Lucasfilm's Star Wars epics.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 96 x 1 x 1 inches
Item Weight 4 ounces
Shipping Weight 4 ounces
ASIN B00006JKWX
Item model number THXI100FO8
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #45 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > Video Cables > S-Video Cables
#373 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > Audio Cables > Digital Coaxial Cables
#636 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > Audio Cables > Fiber Optic Cables
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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You can't plug two of these in side-by-side, the plastic surrounding the business ends are too fat.
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By A Customer on June 15, 2004
The first reviewer is somewhat correct. Don't spend too much on digital interconnect cables....the digital format is used so quality will not depend on the transfer medium, that's the whole purpose of digital.

I'm an electrical engineer, PCM audio for all intents and purposes is a pretty slow bitstream, you could use pretty cheap cable and not notice a difference. Just my humble opinion.
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What exactly is a fiber optic cable? It transports sound using a digital signal. In fiber optics, light is used to transport this digital data. The digital signal is made up of 1 and 0. 1 being light, 0 being no light.

I recommend using the Monster Standard Cables and always will. I actually did try different cables unlike most people who talk about the cables all being the same.

So how should I decide between buying a "high end" fiber optic cable and an ok one. Well, the fact that it is triple the cost of this cable kind of gets me. I purchased a top of the line, Monster Cable THX Ultra 1000, that was really expensive. The Ultra 1000 is more durable, and uses higher quality materials that transport the light more efficently. Yea it did sound slightly better. But if you plan on using it for a CD player or a cheaper surround sound system, you won't need the really expensive stuff. This does perfectly well. But even for me, I ended up returing the Ultra 1000. Why you ask? The quality didn't meet the price. Its not worth it unless you plan on building a top of the line home theater that you plan to use every day. For most people, this cable will be more than enough of an improvement that they'll notice the difference and be happy enough.

You should keep in mind that when you use surround sound, that in order to actually achieve the full 5.1 surround sound that you should use digital fiber optic cables for all the sound inputs that you can use it for. (CD players and video cassettes don't have 5.1, most only have 2.0/1.0 respectively)

Overall, I gave this Monster Standard cable a 5 because there is no 4.90.
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These may be more expensive than other cables. Keeping that in mind you should probably go with a cheaper cable if they are available. I only got this because it came at a discount when purchased with the THX certified Logitech Z680's from Amazon in 2005. Back then I paid about twenty bucks and that was a decent price for this type of cable back then. It still works fine though I haven't used it much with those speakers. I am sure they are no better or worse than any other cable though.
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this brand and quality is a step above most and i will buy again and again its not a cheap product and i own two for the same thing the other one is not even close to being made with the quality as this one
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I bought this cable years ago. It has gone though many, many moves as I am military. This thing still works great. I use it for my original XBOX system with the component adapter as an additional system in the garage. My problem with Monster is the price.
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I will let you know that you are wasting your money on this. I bought a similar cable from eBay for my Pioneer sound system for $8. I have to say that I could not see a single difference in performance. I really regret paying over a $30 for a cable. I just realized that its digital and not analog and the whole point of digital is to be uniform and consitant in the data being transmited so the medium doesnt count like old component cables, Save your money and just look on eBay or other cheaper types.
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Not much to tell here, bought this cable to replace another Monster brand cable I gave to my dad. Needless to say, i ended up giving him the better cable without realizing it. Since I haven't used any other brand other than Monster for fiber Cable, I really can't say if there is a difference or not. As I do have a large stereo receiver that pushes a lot of sound, I opt for Monster. I do work in a field that uses fiber optic cabling and am aware of difference in quality of cabling. Needless to say, I'll stick with Monster when it comes to fiber cables.
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