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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?
 

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CD recorders. It is for recording purposes.
 

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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.

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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