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CableTruth 303T

Optical digital audio cable (6 feet)

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Overview

Our take on the CableTruth 303T

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.

Don't cheap out on this crucial link

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.

Why fiber instead of copper?

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.

Product Highlights:

  • low-dispersion fiber minimizes digital timing errors
  • finely-polished polymer fiber conductor
  • full-size Toslink connectors
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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!

Art, Madera, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 6' Optical digital cable (with Toslink connectors on each end)
Reviews

CableTruth 303T Reviews

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(36 Reviews)

A Cable with a Lot of Punch

Art from Madera, CA on 9/13/2017

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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.

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Larry from Tallahassee, FL on 6/27/2017

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Cable works great!

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Kevin F from Lakewood, Co on 6/2/2017

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Easy to use increased sound quality.

Pros: Good quality, easy to install.

Cons: None

User Bliss

Larry from Fort Mohave, AZ on 5/1/2017

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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

Cons: None

Fiber optics

Carlos R from Flower Mound, TX on 4/14/2017

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All good!

Pros: Well Shipped. Work perfectly first time in.

Cons: None

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Bob from Cumming, GA on 3/28/2017

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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

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Anonymous from Pleasanton, CA on 3/23/2017

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The light shines through. It appears substantial. It's a good value.

Pros: It works.

Cons: I could have used a shorter one.

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Brenda from Memphis, TN on 3/5/2017

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Made installing the TV easy and know I am getting the best connection.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Great sound, works well

Chris from Warwick, NY on 2/20/2017

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Works great. Fast delivery

Pros: Good quality Nice sounds

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Parker, CO on 1/22/2017

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Excellent cable!

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Lynn from Ripley, MS on 1/5/2017

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Serves it's purpose with no issues

Pros: Easy to connect

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Oxford, MS on 12/27/2016

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no problems. good length.

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Anonymous from NJ on 12/21/2016

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Does what it is suppose to do. Good value for the money.

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Anonymous from Dayton, OH on 12/19/2016

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Happy Camper.

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Great Sound

Jim from North Billerica, MA on 12/13/2016

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A perfect solution to connect my TV to my soundbar.

Pros: easy connection

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myron from chapel hill, tn on 12/10/2016

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no problem with this item

Pros: all good

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Ravenna, OH on 12/5/2016

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Works great

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Wonderful Cable

Mark from San Bernardino, CA on 12/2/2016

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Whats there to say, the cable works great. It much strong that the flimsy cable that came with my sound Bar.

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Anonymous from Telford, PA on 10/19/2016

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Great price, super fast shipping, and great customer service.

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Joey from Panama City, FL on 4/19/2016

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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!

Cons: None

Nice!

Y from Pittsford, NY on 4/13/2016

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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!

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Nice Cable

Budgetman from Harrison, OH on 3/26/2016

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This cable is so much nicer that the cheapie one that came with my TV. Well spent $20.

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Well built Fiber Cable

Bob in C'ville from charlottesville, VA on 3/1/2016

Fit in connectors well, cable is very flexible. Nice way to connect audio

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Take the covers off

Zorro's Friend from Wesley, AR on 2/7/2016

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.

Cons: None

Very good shorter optical cable

Bill from Columbus OH on 1/18/2016

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Great value in a shorter optical cable.

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Great cable for digital sound

Tommy from New York on 1/16/2016

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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.

Cons: None.

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HarryM from South Carolina on 10/5/2015

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Priced right

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It works

rybitski from Virginia on 8/28/2015

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.

Pros: Works.

Cons: Costs more than better constructed cables online.

Great cable

Lee in San Jose from California on 8/2/2015

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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.

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Keith M from Illinois on 7/13/2015

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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.

Pros: price

Cons: none

Great Digital Cable

D Allen from Perry, GA on 2/9/2015

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Great digital cable - easy to install

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Deeksmom from California on 1/13/2015

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The cable increased the sound quality. Replaced the cable that came with the soundbar with the CableTruth 303T

Pros: Easy to install

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Cable from Milbury, MA on 10/5/2014

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A must cable for your digital audio needs

Pros: Exactly as described

Cons: None

Another plus for AudioQuest

Mark H. from Kalamazoo, MI on 7/28/2014

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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.

Best cable ever!

REichard G from Salt Lake City, Utah on 4/27/2014

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Excellent! Replaced my regular RCA cables with this single unit. Easy to install, best sound quality ever!

Pros: Simple installation.

Cons: None

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JV from McComb, MS on 4/6/2014

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needed the length, works just fine.

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Features

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.

  • Low-Dispersion Fiber Minimizes Digital-Timing Errors
  • Polished Optical Interface Minimizes Light Dispersion
  • Inner-Armor Layer Protects Optical Fiber
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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Why did you buy this?

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 barAnn'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 ]

1 question already asked

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 ]
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