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Whether you're feeding stereo music to a DAC or Dolby® Digital surround sound to your receiver, the optical cable is a crucial link in the signal chain and shouldn't be overlooked. Cheaply made optical cables can have imperfections in the fiber that cause light to "scatter," compromising signal integrity. The CableTruth 303T optical cable uses a special low-dispersion polymer fiber to minimize signal corruption and timing errors. It provides a distortion-free connection between digital audio source components — CD players, Blu-ray or DVD players — and A/V receivers, DACs, and even some sound bars. The cable has full-size Toslink connectors at each end.
Optical cables carry signals as pulses of light rather than a stream of electrons, so they are virtually impervious to magnetic or electrical interference. Unlike cables made of wire which require some type of metal connector to transfer the signal between components, in an optical cable, the very tip of the connector is the fiber itself, and it requires special polishing to reduce light refractions.
Great product. Fast service!
Anonymous, Savannah, GA
Average Customer Review(s):
Great product. Fast service!
Works great; no issues.
Not a whole lot to say about a cable. Arrived on time and works just fine. Sound is good, as expected.
Excellent product but a little expensive. Worked extremely well so I'm highly recommending this product. Crutchfield Custumer service is on another level. I've been doing business with this company for 3 decades?
Pros: Supplied me with the necessary length needed to connect my Sonos Sound bar and my Samsung One connect. Great product. Performs well.
Cons: Limited lengths so you might have to purchase a longer version then needed.
Great product, works as designed
The optical cable works great. Just what I needed to get the perfect sound from my reciever and TV and out to my Surround system
Pros: Works great.. so far
Cons: My bad ... there are some very tight and super rubber protectors on the tips of cable.. Make sure you remove them before attaching..or they will fall out..LOL
Great Audio Cable
Excelent product. Thank you
I presented the Crutchfield Team with a question concerning trying to connect my CD player to my new sound bar and they recommended this optical cable which worked out great! Thanks folks!
Pros: It worked and easy to attach..
Great product and a great price...
Pros: Lots of
Nothing fancy but just what I needed. Wanted a better grade of optical cable and this one works great! Thanks Wolf for the suggestion.
Pros: Works perfectly
Beautiful sound, low cost. What more do you need to know?
Clean, simple and inexpensive... these cables work great and provide clear interconnects for digital media.
Pros: good quality low cost simple interconnect
Pretty amazing cable because it's so thin and flexible yet the sound booming from my audio speakers via the TV/Blu-Ray is incredible. It's always nice when a product lives up to or exceeds my expectations!
Pros: Thin, lightweight
Cons: A bit more instruction could help.
Cable works great!
Easy to use increased sound quality.
Pros: Good quality, easy to install.
Easy to use, easy to install. Now it is out of sight & out of mind!!!
Pros: Easy to install Long enough to make installation easy
Pros: Well Shipped. Work perfectly first time in.
Very good performance. Good value. Like most optical cords, it becomes disconnected very easily, but using the optical made a big difference in sound quality.
Pros: excellent sound quality good price/value
Cons: becomes disconnected easily
The light shines through. It appears substantial. It's a good value.
Pros: It works.
Cons: I could have used a shorter one.
Made installing the TV easy and know I am getting the best connection.
Pros: Easy to install
Works great. Fast delivery
Pros: Good quality Nice sounds
Serves it's purpose with no issues
Pros: Easy to connect
no problems. good length.
Does what it is suppose to do. Good value for the money.
A perfect solution to connect my TV to my soundbar.
Pros: easy connection
no problem with this item
Pros: all good
Whats there to say, the cable works great. It much strong that the flimsy cable that came with my sound Bar.
Great price, super fast shipping, and great customer service.
Perfect, just what I needed to finish my surround sound project. Works great! I have never used digital optical setup before now. If you haven't either, I would recommend giving it a try. Well worth the money!
Pros: Use it, it works far better than I expected!
This cable was much more substantial then the broken one I replace it with. the optical cable that came with my TV was small and the plastic was brittle and broke off into the connection. (2) cables came with the TV. However, if they had only use one of these cables, it would have been better! These cable is durable with metal connection!
Pros: Love it!
This cable is so much nicer that the cheapie one that came with my TV. Well spent $20.
Fit in connectors well, cable is very flexible. Nice way to connect audio
The optical cable was a great price. I didn't realize each end had a protective plastic cover. Once I removed those the cable worked great and I eliminated the old 3 cable AV cable with this better sounding optical sound cable.
Pros: Excellent, remove the protective tips if you don't read instructions like me.
Great value in a shorter optical cable.
So far so good. I am using this cable with a Toslink/Mini-Optical adapter attached to plug into the headphone jack of my Apple MacBook Pro computer. This bypasses the DAC in my computer and sends the digital signal directly to the high performance DAC in my stereo receiver. The resulting sound is amazing. The cable is sturdy enough to handle the wear and tear of constant plugging and unplugging. This cable is great bang for the buck.
Pros: Durable. Great sound.
This item does what it is supposed to and beat the price of the equivalent cable sold locally. It isn't as nice as some of the cables I have purchased from online for half the price, but I was in a pinch and needed something locally. Feels fragile, but hey, it's a strand of glass.
Cons: Costs more than better constructed cables online.
Not much to say. It's a cable. But it's an excellent cable. The construction is excellent. Nice strain relief at the termination. The cable itself is light and flexible. Worked out of the box without a hitch. If you haven't used optical cable before, notice the protective cover at the ends. They are small.
I bought this cable on a Crutchfield reps recommendation. It was $15 cheaper than an Audio Quest cable. It seems to work well, I have no complaints.
Great digital cable - easy to install
Pros: Easy to install
The cable increased the sound quality. Replaced the cable that came with the soundbar with the CableTruth 303T
Pros: Easy to install
A must cable for your digital audio needs
Pros: Exactly as described
I already use AudioQuest cables for my speakers, so when the Crutchfield agent told me these were manufactured by the same company, I didn't hesitate to buy. I really don't know too much about this sort of thing, but the cable is very well-made and delivers the signal from my televison to my amplifier without any distortion. The price is very reasonable as well. Definitely recommended!
Pros: Excellent shielding, insulation, and flexibility.
Cons: I only needed a 3 foot length.
Excellent! Replaced my regular RCA cables with this single unit. Easy to install, best sound quality ever!
Pros: Simple installation.
needed the length, works just fine.
Optical (Toslink) Digital Cable: The CableTruth Toslink optical cable uses a specifically specified low-dispersion polymer fiber. This minimizes signal corruption and timing errors that occur when a normal fiber's imperfections cause light to "scatter", forcing the light signal to take multiple paths within each fiber. Each path has a slightly different length, introducing dispersion-over-time, causing partial misinterpretation of the digital data stream and inferior sound.
Note: Remove the plastic protectors on the optical cable and on equipment. Insert the connectors; they are "keyed" and will only fit one way.
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Recommended by Zac [ Grant May 01, 2018 ]
I need it to connect my other TV to my Bose unit. [ Nilo Apr 19, 2018 ]
Apparently it's needed for the sound bar I ordered. [ Jean Dec 27, 2017 ]
I really love the SONOS gear. Sounds great to me. And the ecosystem and ease of use offer an unbeatable combination. I am retiring my high end hifi for good. This fits my listening experience so much better. [ Brad Dec 22, 2017 ]
Trying to get Dolby from Netflix. [ Earl Dec 21, 2017 ]
Advisors recommendation. [ MARK Dec 20, 2017 ]
length of cord and cost [ George Dec 15, 2017 ]
Daisy suggested the additional length for set up purposes. [ Doug Dec 12, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Research suggests no difference in quality between inexpensive and expensive cords. [ David Nov 28, 2017 ]
Hig ratings from prior customers. [ Lawrence Nov 23, 2017 ]
Can't comment. This is the first time that I bought from this brand. [ Pedro Nov 20, 2017 ]
Crutchfield recommended this at checkout. I trust their recommendation, and if I wanted this to be installed during the holidays, running to the store for a needed cable was not an option. [ Brad Nov 13, 2017 ]
good price, provided a relevant suggestion while buying my soundbar [ Prudhvi Nov 11, 2017 ]
Price and length. [ Herman Oct 26, 2017 ]
Good review [ Nicholas Oct 24, 2017 ]
Rep said I needed it. [ Edna Oct 03, 2017 ]
Confident this will be quality as is everything from Crutchfields! [ Larry D. Sep 14, 2017 ]
It was a top seller. [ Jon E. Aug 07, 2017 ]
needed for speaker hookup [ james Aug 03, 2017 ]
recommended [ David Jul 28, 2017 ]
Needed for desired installation of CD player. [ David Jun 26, 2017 ]
I needed a cable of at least 6 ft for my system [ Robert Floyd Jun 08, 2017 ]
I thought I needed it to be able to hook up my new TV speaker, the AV 200. [ James S. May 07, 2017 ]
Thought I might need it for the installation. [ J Apr 28, 2017 ]
to use with the sound bar [ Jeff Apr 20, 2017 ]
Price [ Allison Mar 27, 2017 ]
Better connection [ Quoc Mar 24, 2017 ]
I recently purchased a new Yamaha audio receiver . Now I will be connceting my TV to it via Tos Link and playing the sound through my new Yamaha Reciver and Bose Speaker system . The new receiver is awesome . [ Jeff Mar 20, 2017 ]
I trust Crutchfield with all my audio needs. I have a digital optical cable but wanted to replace it. [ TONY Mar 18, 2017 ]
Marshal Recommended it I had to have a digital optical cable [ Gordon Mar 15, 2017 ]
Advisor recommended product. [ A Mar 10, 2017 ]
Well, obviously to connect a component optical output to a component optical input. [ Brian K. Mar 07, 2017 ]
I use fiber optic cable for all of my sound if i can, clear sound and only one wire [ Jason Mar 01, 2017 ]
recommended [ DAVID Feb 26, 2017 ]
Connect Playbar [ Luis Feb 06, 2017 ]
Great cable at a good price. [ David M. Jan 16, 2017 ]
Needed to connect the Bluesound Node 2 with my amp [ JAMES Jan 12, 2017 ]
Needed for soundbar to tv connection. [ Joseph Dec 28, 2016 ]
Needed optical cable. This one got good reviews. Including this in my order was convenient, too. [ Patrick Dec 27, 2016 ]
Better then what the sound bar comes with [ Kristofer Dec 23, 2016 ]
Price! [ Mark Dec 17, 2016 ]
I know how to hook this up. [ Timothy Dec 16, 2016 ]
Inexpensive and good reviews. [ Randall Dec 12, 2016 ]
To connect the Audio output from the tv to the reciever which won't be used much and optical audio is the only audio output from the tv. I have one but it's to short when i move the stereo rack to get to the inputs it pulls on the tv and then i need to disconnect the cable and reconnect after i have made my connections so i need a longer one to avoid this inconvenience. . [ W Dec 07, 2016 ]
reviews and it cant be worse than a stock OEM cable, right? [ Jason Nov 29, 2016 ]
This cable is intended to connect my TV Optical Audio Output to the Yamaha Optical Audio Input. [ J Nov 28, 2016 ]
This cable is priced very reasonably and the reviews were great. [ JIM Nov 28, 2016 ]
very easy to hook up and Crutchfield is the ----ing best ever! Next to my company!! [ anthony Nov 26, 2016 ]
To hookup amp [ Christopher Nov 24, 2016 ]
need one for game console [ LEE Nov 21, 2016 ]
It is made by Audio Quest which has an excellent reputation ad also carry 5 years warranty. Can't beat that for the price. [ CECILIA Nov 04, 2016 ]
I needed one [ CHRISTOPHER Oct 28, 2016 ]
Great quality products, excellent customer service and a real effort to make customers feel important are the reasons I chose Crutchfield. [ Jessica Oct 19, 2016 ]
Wanted to connect sound bar directly to the TV with use of digital audio [ JEFFREY Oct 11, 2016 ]
connecting from Samsung LED TV to soundbar, seems the best way [ ROBERT W. Oct 02, 2016 ]
Needed this cable to complete an audio connection with a DAC convertor [ Doug Sep 20, 2016 ]
my old one cracked needed new one... [ patricia Aug 20, 2016 ]
I just needed an optical cable to use with the amplifier I ordered. [ Andrew Aug 16, 2016 ]
Your recommendation!! [ Martin Aug 07, 2016 ]
My installation involves running these cables inside of my wall for a short distance of blind spots. Ruggedness and quality of these cables gives me a little insurance that I'll do this job without any kinks. [ Robert L. Jul 26, 2016 ]
I needed a reliable cable that was well made and provided the best connection from the TV to the sound base. [ Douglas Jul 13, 2016 ]
Needed [ James Jul 09, 2016 ]
Quality and compatibility of the components I wanted for my stereo system [ Mark Jun 25, 2016 ]
All-House surround receiver is older; requires optical, as well as does Comcast cable box for TV sound, or, HDMI - I want to the options. [ Richard May 28, 2016 ]
Recomended [ David May 24, 2016 ]
I bought the HEOS 5 to try and see if I liked it and if it worked ok with my system. It was awesome, so I decided to expand the system. The price is much better than competitors and I feel confident I will get something I am happy with. [ William Apr 18, 2016 ]
Since I have an HD coaxial antenna input to my Samsung TV i needed to feed the audio signal from the TV to the new Denon AVR-510BT. [ Karen Apr 02, 2016 ]
I picked this cable because a tech Ann at Crutchfield suggested this optical audio cable will work with my Bose sound bar Ann's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=55 [ Yumi Cain Mar 30, 2016 ]
NEED AUDIO FROM T.V. APPS. VIA RECEIVER SURROUND SOUND. [ RICKEY Mar 03, 2016 ]
For better quality connectivity between receiver & cd player [ Thomas Feb 29, 2016 ]
Andy (Crutchfield rep) recommended them. Andy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=42 [ Mark Feb 24, 2016 ]
It did not come with the optic cable [ RICHARD Feb 08, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield with quality products. [ JIM Jan 10, 2016 ]
to use with new amp [ charles Jan 09, 2016 ]
I wanted everything I need to come at the same time for hook up! Once my sound bar gets here, I want to hook it up and enjoy!! [ Mike Jan 01, 2016 ]
Recommend by customer service representative. [ TERRY Dec 12, 2015 ]
yupper dupper. the digital signal carries all the info you need. just make sure your amp or receiver has the matching input. [ Joshua Jul 29, 2017 ]
You would use your TV's optical output to connect to a powered sound bar. However, to connect to a full audio system, you connect your TV to your receiver (or amplifier) with an HDMI cable. You actually hook up two HDMI cables--one between your cable or satellite box and the receiver and once between the receiver and the TV. That's all you need! Each HDMI cable can carry sound in both directions as needed by the components. Of course, you use speaker wire to carry the sound from your receiver to your speakers, (unless you have WIFI enabled speakers). Good luck. Hope this helps! [ Rodney Jul 29, 2017 ]
Sorry, need an expert to answer this. Been too long! [ JACKIE Jul 29, 2017 ]
Look for the optical audio out on your cable or satellite box. Run that directly to your sound system. If the box has no optical audio out, then use the one on the tv set. [ CLINTON W Jul 29, 2017 ]