AudioQuest Cinnamon OptiLink
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Pros: Good stuff , sounds great
AudioQuest designed the Cinnamon OptiLink to provide a distortion-free connection between your digital audio components — CD players, Blu-ray or DVD players — to A/V receivers, DACs, and even some sound bars. The core of the Cinnamon is a finely polished, low-distortion polymer fiber conductor that minimizes signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion). The cable has full-size Toslink connectors at each end, reinforced by a brass ferrule, which helps ensure ideal light transmission for the highest quality sound.
Optical cables carry signals as pulses of light rather than a stream of electrons, so they are virtually impervious to magnetic or electrical interference. Whether you're feeding stereo music to a DAC or Dolby® Digital surround sound to your receiver, the optical cable is an important and often overlooked link in the signal chain. The quality of your cable matters.
Harry w., Searcy, AR
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: Good stuff , sounds great
Awesome cables, but if you order the 10ft length, they are not the braided cables on the outside. Just red plastic cables.
Super thin, very flexible - great audio signal. Could only be better with a braided cover for longer "cable" lengths.
Pros: High quality fiber optics Snug-fitting connectors Flexible Thin
Cons: Though I think the longer runs are covered in PVC / rated for in-wall use, I would have liked a woven-cover option. Overall that is a pretty minor nit and didn't affect my buying decision.
Looks good sounds good more sturdy than the cheaper cables
High quality shows... Unlike convential electrical signals sent down a high quality copper line, the slightest imperfections due to twists and turns aloing the optical fiber path can result in lost data - if you want a 'perfect' signal, this cable is worth getting.
I bought this cable to replace the supplied cable that came with my Yamaha SRT-1000 soundbar that connected to my TV set. The difference was quite noticeable. Both the volume of sound and the clarity improved dramatically.
Pros: Much improved Quality of sound
it works good and looks good too!
Pros: Klipsch sound bar rocks with this cable, quality built product as usual from Audio Quest. You will not be disappointed!
I bought this cable to connect the audio from my DirectTV DVR to my surround receiver (having connected the video directly to my TV via HDMI). The sound is excellent and though the cable is thin the build quality, as with all audio quest products, is very good. And as usual the Crutchfield staff is professional and very courteous to deal with.
Cons: Thin cable
There is great quality product. Crutchfield service is great as usually.
Pros: Sound quality is perfect.
These are great cables. Shipping was very fast and on time. Very satisfied.
Pros: FEELS LIKE A QUALITY PRODUCT. Cant compare to anything as these are to only cables used on my setup.
Have a 4k Smart TV and using this cable to take digital audio out to my pre-amp. Sound quality is perfect. What more can you ask of a digital cable.
Pros: Great sound quality.
I have just purchased a new home theater. I selected this cable after a short consultation with a nice person in Crutchfield. He said that choosing the right cable for the job is highly important, and that I should select a cable of a high quality. The person who installed my home theater told me the same thing. I like the sound of my audio system, and I assume it's also as a result of this cable. So far - I really love it.
Pros: light, high quality, aesthetic
I am a skeptical consumer and pride myself on not falling for "gimmicks." I had an all glass toslink cable that I thought was OK. I was willing to take a chance on this Cinnamon cable on the hope of improved dynamics and clarity from my CD player to my Sony STR-DN840 mid level receiver. I selected a CD I was already impressed with for its live performance and was pleased with what I was hearing that I didn't before coming through my 7.2 speaker setup and the improvement I heard through the receiver's headphone jack to closed headphones. Yes, this cable IS better than standard quality and is well worth the price.
Pros: clearer perceived dynamics and clarity, slightly even better with closed headphones through my receiver
Cons: none at all
The cable works at advertised. No problems yet.
Pros: Reasonable cost.
Using one to replace older longer cable between a Marantz transport and a Dac*It. It's in a price range I'm comfortable with and works well for me!
Pros: Seems to be a quality I/C for the $$ spent.
Cons: None apparent to my ear.
Every thing was perfect from the best product to perfect shipping. This is why I like to shop Crutchfield.
Audioquest OptiLink-Cinnamon Series Optical Cable: Audioquest OptiLink-Cinnamon optical (Toslink) cables feature 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 with a black and red nylon braid. 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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Advisor recommendation [ Ray May 05, 2018 ]
Norm my adviser has not mislead me yet, trust his experience so far. [ CHRIS Mar 29, 2018 ]
read specs on product [ Kenneth Jan 05, 2018 ]
Needed for tv optical out to KEF powered speaker system [ HARVEY Aug 01, 2017 ]
good if not excellent quality for an unbeatable price [ finis Apr 09, 2017 ]
AudioQuest is the best quality cable out there! [ Jeffrey Feb 28, 2017 ]
Adam recommended these. [ Anastasia Feb 04, 2017 ]
I need a toslink cable to connect my Sony DVP-S7700 CD/DVD player to my soon-to-be-purchased NAD M12 pre-amplifier. [ Louis Jan 22, 2017 ]
I trust AudioQuest cables [ JAMES Dec 03, 2016 ]
Need [ Paul Dec 02, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ Dana Nov 14, 2016 ]
Great company, like their cables. Really makes a difference! [ Eric Oct 23, 2016 ]
Good experience with Audioquest and need an optical cable to connect a media player to a DAC [ DavidEFLube Jul 21, 2016 ]
Great optical cable [ Daniel Jun 27, 2016 ]
Good quality [ Brian Jun 23, 2016 ]
Quality of the cable. Cosmo's advice. Cosmo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=214 [ Eugene G. Jun 22, 2016 ]
Tv required it to hook up receiver [ TRACEY Jun 12, 2016 ]
Purchased new Samsung 4K SUHD TV with OneConnect Mini box This high-quality optical digital audio cable will direct audio from OneConnect box to high end Onkyo receiver. [ Roy Jan 17, 2016 ]
Recommended by the speaker manufacturer [ Charles Dec 17, 2015 ]
I needed a new optical cable. [ Laura Mar 10, 2017 ]
Like the brand. [ Daniel Apr 03, 2016 ]