AudioQuest Forest OptiLink
Toslink-to-mini-optical digital audio cable (5 meters/16.4 feet)
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Our take on the AudioQuest Forest OptiLink by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
Use AudioQuest's Forest Toslink-to-mini-optical cable to ensure accurate transfer of digital audio signals from your computer's mini-optical output to the full-sized Toslink optical input on your A/V receiver or DAC. This cable is a smart choice for use with the 3.5mm dual-purpose headphone jack found on MacBook® and iMac® models. The core of the Forest is a finely polished, low-distortion polymer fiber conductor that minimizes signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion).
- length: 5 meter (16.4 ft.)
- low-jitter design
- finely-polished polymer fiber conductor
- full-size Toslink connector on one end, 3.5mm mini-optical connector on the other end
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 16.4' (5m) Optical digital cable (terminated by a Toslink connector on one end and a 3.5mm connector on other end)
This is my first foray into optical (Toslink) cables. As a connection between an iMac and Audioengine HD6's, this cable brings the digital signal to stellar heights, compared to USB. It delivers quiet, 'black' backdrop to music that is rendered in its purist form to the listener. I am ecstatic!
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Audioquest OptiLink-Forest Series Optical Digital Cable: Audioquest OptiLink-Forest Toslink-to-3.5mm mini-optical cables feature a thoroughly engineered, finely polished 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 a black & green flexible PVC jacket. Each connector has a clear plastic protector that should be removed before use.
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Why did you buy this?
Reputation for quality, and fast free delivery [ carl Jul 30, 2018 ]
To connect a MAC mini to my headphone TOS input. [ PHILIP Dec 23, 2016 ]
Mini mac to my sound system connection [ Israel Oct 22, 2016 ]
I need to connect an Apple Airport express to my system. Bryce recommended this cable. [ Michael Jan 19, 2016 ]
Because I got a Blue Jean cable one and it did not work, it was poorly built and would not transmit sound continuously, it was more expensive to return and pay for shipping than what the refund would have been. I already had a shorter audioquest optical forest and it has always worked great. [ Omar Apr 15, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
1 answer I have a cable box that has optical digital output but the cable from the receiver that I have that plugs into the cable box is a digital audio cable. Do you have an adapter or cable that is optical digital on one end (for the cable box) and is a female digital audio connection on the other end? [ Mike Dec 27, 2015 ]
Hi, The only optical cables I've seen are either a male optical end or male toslink end like the cable shown in the picture. I don't have experience with a female optical end, but the technical folks at Crutchfield can answer that question for sure. Enjoy your music, RCB [ Richard Dec 28, 2015 ]