spdif cable

Taurus

hardware monkey
#5
it's digital... so maybe they have a gold-plated contacts and a better wire to make sure there's no signal loss. after all... digital + signal loss = absolutely no sound.

so buy a good, quality rca cable, nismo. maybe the high-end home theater kind.
 
#7
Originally posted by taurus
it's digital... so maybe they have a gold-plated contacts and a better wire to make sure there's no signal loss. after all... digital + signal loss = absolutely no sound.
Actually the digital signal should be less sensitive to signal loss.
Analog + a little signal loss => crappy sound
Digital + a little signal loss => still perfect sound

And yes the cables are only gold plated, not gold.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#8
Originally posted by Zedric
Digital + a little signal loss => still perfect sound
right, but if the signal dips under the threshold allowed by the receiver (sub, in this case) then it's the same as having no signal. also, a good cable would be shielded better to guard against EMI (electro-magnetic interference).. which could cause pops or worse on your digital audio.
 
#9
Originally posted by taurus
right, but if the signal dips under the threshold allowed by the receiver (sub, in this case) then it's the same as having no signal. also, a good cable would be shielded better to guard against EMI (electro-magnetic interference).. which could cause pops or worse on your digital audio.
True, if the signal drop is to large the digital signal will go stone dead. The analog will go on sounding like cr*p. :p

I know you (most likely) know this, but just to clarify, gold plating has nothing to do with shielding. But a shielded cable is of course better than an unshielded. :)
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#10
Originally posted by Zedric
I know you (most likely) know this, but just to clarify, gold plating has nothing to do with shielding. But a shielded cable is of course better than an unshielded. :)
roger roger. :cool:
 

Electronic Punk

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#11
Anyone use a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 with SPDIF (the digital out on the damn thing) to output into the digital in of a Dolby reciever?

I can only get the reciever to detect stereo :(
Not the reciever as I can get DTS with my DVD player. Damn pain :(
 

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