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post #1 of 9 Old 01-01-2009, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
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TOSLINK SPDIF Vs COAX which is better?

A lot of DVDP's don't have the optical SPDIF, but have the coax. My sony DVDP only has coax.

My receiver has a COAX in and a COAX out what would the coax out plug into? I mean you already have better than TV sound, then hy would you want TV sound, or worse sound from the projector if that's what is for?
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My receiver has a COAX in and a COAX out what would the coax out plug into?

Why don't you read your manual?

Your system can shine no matter what it's made of.......except if it's Bose.
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Why don't you read your manual?

I was jut wantering what other devices would have a COAX in besides a projector or TV.
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CD recorders. It is for recording purposes.

Your system can shine no matter what it's made of.......except if it's Bose.
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CD recorders. It is for recording purposes.

cool.
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Coax definately - anything else is just overated and over priced
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You may also want to use coax out to an outboard D/A converter better than the one in your receiver.

That way you can continue to use the receiver as a switcher but still improve your sound.

In general coax digital sounds better than Toslink, or rather timing errors are more easily injected into the data stream when using a Toslink interconnect.

However Toslink is completely immune from RF interference where coax is an electrical signal like analog audio signals are.

For most, however, there's no audible difference.
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To me they sound the same but I prefer coax because it's not as fragile. I use so many inputs that I'm forced to use both.
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To me they sound the same but I prefer coax because it's not as fragile. I use so many inputs that I'm forced to use both.

Agreed most TOSLINK cables are vulnarable to breaking and the glass lense can get scratched. Not to mention hoew much $$$ a good one which is not fragile costs.
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