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Further information about Optical Cables
Further information about Optical Cables.
Optical cables are high definition cables used for digital audio. An Optical Cable is often referred to as a Toslink Cable.
An Optical Cable is very much at the top end of audio cable spectrum. The quality and performance of Optical Cables is regarded as the best way to carry audio signals. The speed at which an optical cable transfer’s data is so fast, that the telecommunications industry has adopted the technology used in optical cables for high speed internet lines.
We often get asked if an optical cable is better than a HDMI Cable. Both can transmit digital audio signals, however because an optical cable transfers data by light it is the quicker of the two.
People tend to use an optical cable if they are looking to separate the sound and picture from devices such as SKY HD boxes or games consoles. The optical cable is normally then connected to a digital amplifier or stereo system.
This audio type of optical cable can only handle audio data.
You can plug multiple devices into you digital amp using a number of optical cables and an optical switch.
We have sourced a fantastic range of high quality Optical Cable for those who are looking for higher end performance from their audio systems. If you are unsure whether an Optical Cable is right for you, or if you want some advice on which Optical Cable to go for, please get in touch with us. We are here to help and offer a full 5 year warranty on all of our own branded Optical Cables.