Here is a question for you ...
I am going to be using a Blu-Ray DVD player (for playing CDs) hooked to an integrated amp for my new 2-channel audio system (music only for this system)
The Blu-Ray player has only a Toslink audio output. There are no RCA audio outputs, so using audio RCA interconnect cables between the player and the amp is out of the question.
Well, my amp does have a Toslink audio input, so connecting the two is not a problem.
My question is what kind of Toslink cable to run between the player and the amp. Since these two units will be placed on racks right above each other, I would only need a Toslink cable of about 1.5 feet.
Do you think there is any benefit using the more expensive glass cable vs the cheaper plastic core Toslink cable for the 2-channel audio signal? I was considering the Cables To Go brand "SonicWave" glass cable. It's has 280 strands of glass which they claim is better than the cheaper plastic core cable. The price is still pretty cheap at $24 on Ebay for a 1.5 foot piece.
I don't know if I'm buying into these glass cables as being any better than the plastic ones (especially for such a short length that I need) ... But, the Cables To Go website does state that "High-purity optical grade glass fiber will not haze or discolor over time like plastic will" ... and that does make sense to me.
I realize all these cables are doing is sending lots of 0 and - bits down the fiber core, but I guess if the plastic cable were to discolor or haze over time, the stream of 0 and - bits could loose "timing" or bits of info being lost, which might result in what they call "jitter".
Just wondering what your thoughts are on this?