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Monster Cable 400dfo

Optical digital audio cable (4 meters/13.2 ft.)

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by Kristen Schaub
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Optical connections are the most common type of digital audio hookup on today's gear. Monster Cable® 400dfo optical cables ensure that you'll hear every bit of performance from your CD/DVD player or cable/satellite receiver.

Each 400dfo cable has a specially tuned optical fiber and precision polished fiber terminations to minimize internal reflections and signal dispersion. This provides more accurate signal transfer for sound that's more detailed and dynamic. Monster's InsuLight™ jacket helps minimize time distortion caused by digital "jitter" — a common problem with poorly constructed optical cables.

Since an optical cable carries signals as pulses of light rather than as a stream of electrons, it is virtually impervious to magnetic or electrical interference.

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Highlights:

  • length: 4 meters (13.2 ft.)
  • precision-polished fiber terminations
  • InsuLight™ inner jacket
  • specially tuned optical fiber for low dispersion
  • heavy-duty molded Toslink connectors
  • heavy-duty strain relief prevents fiber and connector damage
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 13.12' (4m) Digital fiber optical cable (toslink connector on each end)
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note

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Features

Overview: The Monster 400DFO Digital Optical Cable features specially tuned fiber and precision polished fiber terminations to minimize internal reflections and signal dispersion for more accurate signal transfer and smooth, natural sound. An advanced InsuLight jacket further minimizes digital jitter and time distortion. And because the bitstream is transferred optically, there are no annoying buzzes and hums, just great digital sound.

InsuLight Jacket: InsuLight inner jacket reduces digital jitter and time distortion for more accurate audio reproduction.

Specially Tuned Optical Fiber: Specially tuned optical fiber for low dispersion and higher fidelity.

Polished Fiber Terminations: Precision-polished fiber terminations minimize internal reflections for improved digital signal transfer.

Heavy Duty Molded Connectors: For long-lasting durability and performance.

Heavy-Duty Strain Relief: Heavy-duty strain relief prevents fiber and connector damage during cable installation or removal.

Rubber Grip Connector: O ring rubber grip allows easy connector handling.

Duraflex Protective Jacket: Flexible for easy routing and installation. Resistant to abrasions and temperature extremes.

 
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By MGM, SEATTLE AREA on Friday, April 04, 2014
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YEP there cables ! work great..what would you expect
Pros:
they work great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Monster cable 400dfo

Written By Anonymous, Weslaco, Texas on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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The Monster Cables dfo are Awesome Cables!! It was so easy to install them. I am astonished with performance I am getting from these cables!!
Pros:
So easy to install. And you will automatically notice the difference!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By Ron, North Forkk, Ca on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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Cables work great for the television and DVD.
Pros:
They work
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable, 400 dfo, Digital Optical Cable

Written By James E., Silver Spring, Md on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Excellent quality digital optical cable. I have used other brands and they do not provide the same quality, durability, and warranty. Although Monster cable costs a little more it is well worth the difference.
Pros:
Great quality, durability, and warranty.
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By john w., lynchburg va on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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great product ,great sound
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

This Monster Cable works for me!

Written By BUBS, Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, November 16, 2013
 
Each time I wanted to browse the web on my Smart TV, to get sound I had to go to "tools" and switch from the external or surround speakers to the TV speakers and do a few other volume manipulations. If I was already on the web, "tools" wasn't accessible and I had to go back to the TV setting and start all over. And this became annoying. Eric Huffman suggested using this monster cable to hook up from the TV's digital output to the appropriate digital input jack on my "older" receiver and then changing the input on the front of the receiver. Now listening to all Smart TV applications through surround sound is a reality, sounds great, and is easily accessible!! Plus, this option was a lot cheaper than having to buy a new receiver!

Pros:
Inexpensive way to get great surround sound when web browsing through an older receiver.
Cons:
None
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By NASVA, Harrisonburg, VA on Thursday, August 01, 2013
 
Cable provides excellent sound quality in our new home theater.
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1 out of 5

Connections too short for ZVOX 555/LG42LH55

Written By Bad Ankle Bill, Cazenovia, NY on Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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I rate 1 star as I can't rate no star! Was ready to send ZVOX555 sound bar back as didn't seem to work. While talking with Crutchfield tech, I pushed connectors in and got sound. Tech said connectors too short, so I returned for full refund (no problems).
Pros:
didn't work for my application
Cons:
didn't work for my application
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4 out of 5

good quality, difficult fit.

Written By DWS, Hammond, LA on Saturday, July 06, 2013
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As usual, good quality from Monster. Crutchfield advisor was very helpful finding and recommending what I needed. Product arrived VERY quickly. The only complaint is the cable doesn't fit the sockets securely and sometimes must be pushed back in to function properly. It's used to connect a T.V. to a soundbar, so the components may be the problem, not the cable . This is the only reason it didn't get five stars. Crutchfield help and service, five stars!
Pros:
Good quality. Reasonable price for the quality. Good advice from Crutchfield.
Cons:
Didn't want to fit component sockets securely. Not necessarily a problem with the cable.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Monster digital audio cable

Written By Steve, Baltimore on Friday, May 24, 2013
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Good cable. No complaints but just began using. I have confidence that the Crutchfield team pointed me in the right direction for my needs
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By HowardH, Barrington,RI on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Bose surround sound system never sounded better than with this cable attached....thanks to tech adviser for his recommendation,,,,
Pros:
up scale cord
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By skifishvail, Vail, CO on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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High end cable!
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By Snus, Mount Airy, MD on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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PERFECT, from the Crutchfield guys to the shipping company. Thank You.
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4 out of 5

Excellent Quality, Excellent Sound, Expensive

Written By Lokki, Dallas TX on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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It's hard (almost impossible) to find anything to complain about in the quality of a Monster Cable product, and their TOSLink optical digital audio cable upholds that reputation nicely. Very well made, and produces excellent sound, as a digital transfer cable should. Realistically, there are going to be much -much- cheaper products that will produce the same sound - hey - that's the point of digital loss-less transfer, right? So, you should acknowledge that this is a bit of a vanity purchase. Having said that, it is totally hassle-free, with good-fitting connectors, and it -looks expensive- too. These facts make this cable worth its price only if it is to be used on your high-end equipment where you are striving for not only the best sound, but to show everyone that admires your system that you have made every effort to achieve the finest quality in equipment as well as sound. If you are just going to hook these up where they'll be invisible, you may be spending extra money unnecessarily

Pros:
You won't achieve better sound from any other optical digital audio cable and their quality means they will be hassle-free to install, and beautiful to look at.
Cons:
They are awfully expensive and there are cheaper alternatives that will be functionally equivalent. This cost them one star in the review. Functionally, they're five star all the way
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great

Written By Trevor, Grand junction, co on Saturday, June 30, 2012
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Monster made all the difference in the world. It made great Polk sound system Much better. I would say if you want great sound get a Monster.pl
Pros:
Supper sound improvement , only way to go if you want to really enjoy our sound system
Cons:
Kind of expensive, but worth every bit of it.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Never a complaint with Monster!!

Written By GabeS, Raton, NM on Thursday, August 04, 2011
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I have been using Monster Cable products now for 15+ years and I have yet to find any of their analog or digital cables that have failed. Even under any sort of application (home or vehicle audio) or abuse. GREAT PRODUCT!!
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By DougJ, Jacksonville, N.C. on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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Excellent quality.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Wrong cables!

Written By Anonymous, Lincolnton NC on Monday, January 31, 2011
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Sold as compatible with Nuforce headphone AMP. Will not fit
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5 out of 5

Good Cable, Good Length

Written By Mike C, APO Vaihingen, Germany on Friday, October 08, 2010
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Good cable at a hard to find length (4 meters). I bought this cable for my Gaming system, so the length was perfect for it. And of course you get quality construction that comes with all Monster cables. I would like to have seen the HexMesh-Protective Jacket around the cable like most of my Monster cables have but a good cable none the less.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable 400dfo

Written By richard, new york on Tuesday, September 07, 2010
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great product ,great sound
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

It works!

Written By JV, Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
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My older receiver lacks DVI inputs so I opted for the optical input. Everything works just fine. I like the construction of Monster Cables and usually use them over cheaper products.
16 out of 21 people found this helpful
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