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hey all, Ive decided to run some optical cable from my PC to my stereo. wheres a good place to buy 50 foot or so at a decent price?

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Also, I'm looking for quality glass fiber optical cable,not plastic
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Doing it now but thought someone might help point in the right direction. That's what forums are for dude.Relax.
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Also, I'm looking for quality glass fiber optical cable,not plastic

Hey man, ur gonna run it across 2 rooms, not across town, but whatever.
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Hey man, ur gonna run it across 2 rooms, not across town, but whatever.

The length is not the factor dude, the quality of the cable is. Glass is simply better than plastic when it comes to fiber optic.
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Glass is simply better than plastic when it comes to fiber optic.
[SARCASM]And Monster is simply better than Blue Jeans when it comes to cable [/SARCASM]
http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...eebd71ad7825d5
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The length is not the factor dude, the quality of the cable is. Glass is simply better than plastic when it comes to fiber optic.

While your statement is true, when working with the distances typically involved in home theatre audio (in your case 50 feet) the "conductor" material choice is a bit trivial. At 50 feet a decent quality PoF will yield the same audible and measurable results as a GoF for orders of magnitude less in price. So long as the PoF is undamaged and of reasonable quality, your 1's and 0's will reach their destination unmolested.

I speak from experience. I have Monoprice Toslink cables in my installation; one run of 65 feet and another of 35 feet and both perform as well as "premium" shorter length cables.

If you simply have a desire to spend money frivolously, then by all means go with GoF, but I would not expect to hear anything differently except the echo from the void in your wallet...

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hey all, Ive decided to run some optical cable from my PC to my stereo. wheres a good place to buy 50 foot or so at a decent price?

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This should more than meet your needs. No need to spend any more.
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...w/ Metal Fancy Connector

Yup. That's mah kinda cable.
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