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#41 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

Your best sources for audio/video cables are monoprice.com and amazon.com.
Here is a link to optical cables from Amazon. http://www.amazon.co...optical,aps,163
I have used both the Amazon Basics and Mediabridge cables and find both to be well made and inexpensive. I've never had the need for an optical cable longer than 6 feet.

As to the difference between coaxial digital (coaxial digital audio) and coaxial (radio frequency and video coax) -- the former is a lightweight and more flexible form of coaxial cable, normally terminated in RCA type pin connectors. The latter is heavier, less flexible cable made according to industry specification (such as RG-6, RG-8, RG-11, RG-59 amongst others (RG-59 and RG-6 are the types normally used in consumer electronics and are terminated in "F connectors")).
Of the two types of digital audio connectors, optical is the most commonly used.

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