AudioQuest Vodka OptiLink
Optical digital audio cable (1.5 meters/5 feet)
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Our take on the AudioQuest Vodka OptiLink by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
If you have a serious surround sound or 2-channel audio setup, AudioQuest's high-performance Vodka OptiLink will provide a distortion-free connection between your digital audio components — CD players, Blu-ray or DVD players, TVs, satellite or cable TV boxes — to A/V receivers, DACs, and even some sound bars. Vodka uses 217 narrow-aperture synthetic fibers to carry the signal, which minimizes 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.
- length: 1.5 meter (5 ft.)
- low-jitter design
- conductor is made up of 217 narrow-aperture synthetic fibers
- full-size Toslink connectors with brass ferrule plugs for a snug, secure fit
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 5' (1.5m) Optical digital cable (terminated by Toslink connectors on each end)
I honestly noticed a significant difference in the quality of sound from this cable vs. the Cinnamon. The cable is really narrow, which makes me think it could be potentially fragile. No issues so far.
Justin, Charleston, SC
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Audioquest OptiLink-Vodka Series Optical Cable: Audioquest OptiLink-Vodka optical (Toslink) cables feature 217 narrow-aperture synthetic fibers for its conductor in order to minimize signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion). Precision polished fiber ends also contribute to ideal light transmission and the highest quality sound. The conductor is surrounded by flexible black PVC with a black and blue 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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Read your customer review. I hope I did not waste my money compared to the Cinnamon cable. I'll let you know... [ scott Sep 25, 2017 ]
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