Get a distortion-free connection between your digital audio components with Audioquest's OptiLink-A cable. AudioQuest's cable designs come from years of in-house research and careful engineering to provide the best performance possible. Their OptiLink-A cable uses a finely polished, low distortion polymer fiber to minimize signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion). Each plug also has a brass ferrule to reinforce the cable's connection, which helps ensure ideal light transmission, for the highest quality sound.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • length: 1-meter (3.3 ft.)
  • finely polished synthetic polymer fiber conductor
  • Toslink connectors
  • brass ferrule plug
  • black striped PVC jacket
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 1-Meter Optical digital cable with black PVC jacket (has Toslink connectors on each end)

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Features

Overview: This package contains a 1-meter Audioquest OptiLink-A Toslink Optical cable.

Construction: Audioquest OptiLink-A Toslink Optical cable features a thoroughly engineered, finely polished synthetic polymer fiber conductor to minimize signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion). The plug's brass ferrule also contributes to ideal light transmission and the highest quality sound. The conductor is surrounded by flexible black PVC and a striped black PVC jacket. Each connector has a clear plastic protector that should be removed before use. The plug is shaped so that it will only fit one way into the component's Toslink connector.

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AudioQuest OptiLink-A

Written By robert, sacramento ca on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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the change in sound blew me away

Digital Optical cable

Written By Sean, Michigan on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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The digital audio cable was what I needed to get 5.1 sound from my dish TV box, just as my salesman stated, and I ordered it not having known I needed one. However, the 3 foot length is too short if you have a component you need to put in between the receiver and what you're hooking it to; and the price is too high for this generic 3 foot cable. I replaced it with a 6 foot cable for about $15 less.

Pros: Does the job just fine. MAkes your audio sound great.

Cons: No elbow room to move things around much with the 3 foot length. If your component isn't right next to the receiver you will not have enough length. Less expensive alternatives that do the same thing and offer more cable length easily available.

AudioQuest OptiLink-A

Written By Nekoman, Hollywood, FL on Friday, February 03, 2012

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I bought the AudioQuest OptiLink-A to go with my Panasonic Viera TCP50GT30 television. I learned my lesson years back by using the supplied cable and getting a snowy picture. I bought quality cables and the snow vanished. From that point on I only use quality cables! Same review for AudioQust HDMI Forest. You will notice the difference!

Pros: Quality cable

Cons: None

Good Product

Written By AudioQuest OptiLink-A, Louisville, KY on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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great proct, but cable needs to be a bit longer

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Written By vrgmd, Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

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Product was as advertised. Krutchfield service outstanding!

Great Quality and Performs Well

Written By Mitchell, Amelia, OH on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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I bought this to connect a sound bar to a television, and it performs exactly as advertised.

Good Product for Improved Audio

Written By Randy, Williamsburg, VA on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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This optical digital audio cable help to deliver great sound through my Onkyo home
theater system from my blu-ray player. The quality of the cable was excellent for the
value.

AudioQuest OptiLink-A

Written By larry, palmdale,Ca. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Well I compared your optical cord to Monster box optical cord, your cord did'nt
fit into both the input and out jacks on my receiver or the Direct T.V. box
inputs or My Samsung 70 inch television inputs as well as the Monster Box cable,
the monster box cable fit tighter and the sound and picture and sound was
better, the AudioQuest cable wanted to come out and the fit was flemsey. By far
the Monster box was better. I'm sorry but that's my personal opinion. Maybe
something can be done about how it fits into the different input jacks.

AudioQuest OptiLink-A

Written By Kiet, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, October 16, 2010

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I could tell the different right away between this optical cable vs. coaxial cable in clarity, depth, & distortion. I have not compared different brands of optical cable for a fair comparison, but I highly recommended this cable over any coaxials.

Howie

Written By Howie, Ma. on Sunday, October 11, 2009

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This will be an amazing additon to your surrond sound experience! The clarity of the sound is exciting, and far beyond that which we had with the cable set up. Well worth the $ if you want crystal clear dialogue and music.

As advertised

Written By Eric, Crete, IL on Saturday, February 07, 2009

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What a difference over analog audio cables! TV sound was ok with analog cables, but the sound is excellent with the optical digital audio cable. I would highly recommend this product.