Digital audio out Cables
A digital audio cable provides an audio connection between your A/V receiver and your TV or converter. Unlike analog audio cables, which uses two separate wires to provide a left and right audio channel, a digital audio cable uses one wire to pass multiple channels of sound, meaning it can be used for Surround Sound.
Even if you do not have a Surround Sound setup, a digital audio cable can still be used in place of of analog audio cables.
There are two types of digital audio cables: optical (sometimes called toslink) and coaxial.
|Optical Digital Audio Cable||Coaxial Digital Audio Cable|
Most users will not detect any difference in sound quality between the two types. Which wire to use mainly depends on which wire your equipment supports. If you have a choice, consider the following based on your particular setup needs:
- Coaxial digital audio cables tend to have a tighter, more secure connection. They are very durable but begin to suffer a loss in quality at lengths longer than 10 feet.