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Metra ethereal MHX-T8

Toslink optical digital audio cable (8 meters)

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Our take on the Metra ethereal MHX-T8

This basic, no-nonsense optical cable will provide a distortion-free connection between your digital audio source components — CD players, Blu-ray or DVD players, TVs — and A/V receivers, DACs, and even some sound bars. The cable has full-size Toslink connectors at each end.

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What's in the Box:

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

Snaps in place securely at both ends. Cheaper, lower quality cables often don't seem to fit properly. Works well without any apparent signal problems. I'm happy.

Den, New Hudson, MI


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Optical Digital Audio Cable: The Metra Ethereal optical digital audio cable uses the finest quality optical fiber and gold-plated terminations for maximum resolution and resistance to common noise sources. This cable is available in a 1.6', 3.2', 6.5', 9.8', 13.1', 19.6', 26.2' and 32.8' length.

Note: Remove the plastic protectors on the optical cable and on your equipment. Insert the connectors; they are "keyed" and will only fit one way.

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Why did you buy this?

The length fit my application [ ROY  Oct 19, 2018 ]
Recommended by Carter [ Bernhard  Oct 16, 2018 ]
Needed a short "pigtail". Didn't want ANOTHER twistie-tied coil collecting dust behind my equipment. Also same brand as the splitter I just got. [ Dennis  Oct 11, 2018 ]
Just what I needed at the right price. Paying more for "low jitter design" is nonsense - digital is digital and fiber optic cable is fiber optic cable. Like paying for premium wire - copper is copper! [ Peter  Sep 10, 2018 ]
Technical assistant helped with this. Needed to get my sound system to work with Apple TV and streaming Ne Flix [ Scott  Aug 27, 2018 ]
to connect audio components to the Cambridge DacMagic Plus i just purchased [ Michael  Aug 17, 2018 ]
Connect [ Jeffrey  Jul 27, 2018 ]
Reviews were good and cost. [ Tomoko  Jul 24, 2018 ]
I chose this item to split my digital optical signal to two different speaker systems, to function simultaneously. [ James  Jun 29, 2018 ]
New 4k TV, older 5.1 receiver, and a Bluetooth TV adapter. TV digital output with 1 meter Toslink cable to Crutchfield powered digital splitter. 1 meter Toslink to Bluetooth TV adapter and other output with existing cable to receiver. [ F R  Jun 26, 2018 ]
I need a new one [ thomas  Jun 23, 2018 ]
Your sales representative, Barry recommended it to me. [ Edward  May 28, 2018 ]
Customer service at Crutchfield is hands down the best and I always get the best guidance as to the choices I need to make based on the audio problem I am trying to solve. [ Harry  Mar 13, 2018 ]
Needed this cable for splitter I bought. [ Abraham  Mar 12, 2018 ]
So I could convert digital audio from my LG TV to my analog pre-amp/amplifier [ ROBERT M  Mar 12, 2018 ]
needed an extra cord [ Donald  Feb 17, 2018 ]
connecting digital tv to 2 channel analog receiver for sound [ M  Feb 14, 2018 ]
To connect Playbar to tv [ Michael  Jan 21, 2018 ]
Thicker, heavier-duty than the manufacturer's supplied cable. [ Chris  Jan 16, 2018 ]
Upgrading TV and using existing AV components and sound system. It has optical capability along with new TV [ joe  Jan 16, 2018 ]
needed a cable with more durability than cheaper cables [ Heidi  Jan 08, 2018 ]
I need it to connect a cd transport to my DAC equipped amp. [ Christopher  Dec 19, 2017 ]
I needed it. [ Raymond  Dec 09, 2017 ]
I needed this to connect my Samsung television to my Sony headset. [ Dale  Dec 07, 2017 ]
fits the receiver/amplifier [ HENDRIK  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Just needed the cable and the price seemed right. [ Richard  Oct 18, 2017 ]
For optical connection from Roku to DAC. [ Donald  Sep 24, 2017 ]
It was inexpensive and the only 1 meter cable you offered [ LINDSEY CLYDE  Sep 12, 2017 ]
(Denon Receiver 9.2Ch $799) In Korea, I made an order twice with the payment of the card, but because I was canceled from you, I plan to buy it twice. [ Yoon  Sep 07, 2017 ]
build quality and price combination [ John  Sep 06, 2017 ]
Recommended for my equipment [ William  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Connect CD player to receiver [ Ross  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Need for hookup [ DENNIS  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Link to TV [ Ernie  Mar 31, 2017 ]
I chose this item as it was at the right price and it may be long enough for my needs. I need a long cable as my TV is above my fireplace while all my equipment is in a corner across the room. Hoping it works out for me. [ Terry  Nov 13, 2018 ]
Long run under the floor of my living room to connect my Blu-ray / HD tv to my HT surround amp. [ TIMOTHY  Jan 31, 2018 ]
The length is what I needed [ Tim  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Price [ Robert  Sep 21, 2017 ]
A sound system is only as good as its weakest link :) [ Gregg  Jul 25, 2017 ]
The reviews were awesome and i needed one for my denon X4400H [ Kenneth  Oct 25, 2018 ]
Hooking up a sound bar to my TV. [ E  Oct 22, 2018 ]
This was the correct length for a perfect professional fit [ ROY  Oct 19, 2018 ]
Recommended by your advisor CARTER [ Bernhard  Oct 08, 2018 ]
He recommended the brand along with the Soundcast VGtx. I explained my hearing issues and he suggested the VGtx and the make of cable. Due to the cabinet the tv and other components are in 1 meter is not long enough. He was very helpful in understanding my problem and finding the best solution. Also is a great member of your team. [ Slosberg  Oct 03, 2018 ]
This is the best option for me to connect my Sony flat screen tv to a new Sony home theater receiver. It is long enough that I can place the receiver away from the tv and still connect. [ Amanda4461  Oct 18, 2018 ]
need a 2nd optical cable for cd. [ jay  Jun 07, 2018 ]
Need both quality and shortness of optical cable [ Daniel  Jun 05, 2018 ]
Right length for the job! [ Richard  Feb 15, 2018 ]
Bought this to make a good optical audio connection from my new Yamaha 5 disk CD C-600 player (purchased from Crutchfield) to my receiver. Only needed a short cable and the price was good. Crutchfield is a great company with excellent customer service! [ Kim  Feb 10, 2018 ]
shortest one i could find, and reasonable price. [ lewis  Aug 08, 2017 ]
to bring sound from my tv to my speakers [ george  Aug 24, 2018 ]
My new flat screen TV has poor audio quality. This cable will allow me to connect it to my stereo system. [ Terry  Jul 12, 2018 ]
link a sound bar to a audio receiver [ JEFFREY G  Jun 04, 2018 ]
You commented on it in a positive way. its 6 meters long and its priced lower then that same length on other web sites. It looks well built and like it would hold up over time. [ Joseph  May 09, 2018 ]
Good reviews, Crutchfield quality, and the cable is long enough for the distance between my wall-mounted TV and my amplifier. [ Laurence  Apr 06, 2018 ]
recommended [ Keith  Jan 11, 2018 ]
the length on a not to expensive optical cable [ ANGEL M CINTRON  Jan 03, 2018 ]
Correct length I need for a renovation project; reasonably priced; and, I had some chat help from a Crutchfield associate; I trust Crutchfield over the numerous fancy named competitors on Amazon. Shopping here since 2008. [ Robert  Dec 08, 2017 ]
To connect the TV to a receiver? Was I wrong? [ Thomas E.  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Length and price [ Samuel  Nov 20, 2017 ]
To connect a WiFi enabled TV to my receiver [ ANDREW  Nov 14, 2017 ]
I chose an optical cable instead of RCA's for a clean and clear signal from my JL processor. [ Dominic  Oct 09, 2017 ]
pricing and value [ Peter  Sep 18, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

Pull protective plastic cover off tip. Then push gently into the device. [ Patrick  Jul 16, 2018 ]
Check manual for location for port connection for this cable. Once located it's straight forward connecting it to the devices. Remove protective cap, then orientate cable end to insert correctly. [ David  Jul 05, 2018 ]
The back of the television will have a small digital socket to insert the cable. It will have a red light when you insert it. [ REGINALD  Jul 05, 2018 ]
1 meter! Where did you go to school?! [ PATRICK  Sep 03, 2017 ]
3.28 feet [ Ross  Sep 03, 2017 ]
A meter is about 39 inches [ Brian  Sep 03, 2017 ]
There is no reason it wouldn't. As far as I know, there is only one type of toslink cable. [ REGINALD  Jul 13, 2017 ]
I believe so if you have an optical output on the sound bar. Most have that available on them. [ Ross  Jul 13, 2017 ]
First off, I am no expert. That being said....I was not sure if I could connect my computer (out) to my Sony DVD player, which had an (in) port. The cable works great!! If your soundbar has an input (SPDIF IN), make sure you are connecting it to (SPDIF OUT), so you are sending the sound to the soundbar. If needed, configure the output device to SPDIF or optical, so the signal is sent on the correct channel. Hope this helps you. Once I configured my computer to send audio out to SPDIF, I was amazed at the sound quality. Great buy here. [ RICHARD  Jul 13, 2017 ]

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