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    fiber optic cable?

    should i run one of these to my pioneer cd player? it has the connections and people keep telling me that its like night and day between FO and RCAs (i think bs personally, but i've never heard a fiber optic system), anyone use fiber optics?







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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    um.

    wouldnt the cables cost an assload of money?

    and does the amp take in fiber optic?




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    very very hard to run a optical system in a car that wasnt originally designed with one, you have to make SURE that the cable is in no way stressed or pinched because it WILL fck your signal and once the cable is fcked u need a new one... and optical can only go so far without needing to be amped, depending on the source unit how much power it is feeding into it of course...


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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    to req: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=180-948 and yes the amp takes fiber optic

    to BJ: it is in a home setup, hence the home audio forum




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    sorry, car audio forum, didnt notice i was in the home section lol

    and dam u for following me around =P lol




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Jesus
    sorry, car audio forum, didnt notice i was in the home section lol

    and dam u for following me around =P lol
    you know why i'm following you




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    Quote Originally Posted by lemans23
    to req: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=180-948 and yes the amp takes fiber optic

    to BJ: it is in a home setup, hence the home audio forum
    so the amp will take it, it can be ran with no issues.

    why the feck not? give it a try- and you tell us how you like it... but make sure you test the differences.




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

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    so the amp will take it, it can be ran with no issues.

    why the feck not? give it a try- and you tell us how you like it... but make sure you test the differences.
    yah, i was wondering if anyone has one and could tell me if they like theirs. ima try it out. my test tracks are as follows (you NEED THESE if ur an audiophile):

    John Coltrane - track three off Love Supreme Disc 1 (drum line in the beginning is INSANE)

    Ellis Marsalis - entire Heart of Gold CD

    George Albright - Georgia on my Mind (live at birdman(imo, my favorite jazz song))

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    Beethoven - Sonata #8 Pathetique (i can play this track(i've played piano for 12 yrs) but nothing compares to a classical pianist on an 8ft grand piano OMG)

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    Illogic - I Wish He Would Make Me




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    You will most likely notice a difference, but it has a lot to do with your amplifer and speakers more than the type of cable. Theoretically though the digital cable should be better than the RCA's.



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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    Always run the digital/optical inputs if you have 'em...no reason not to.




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    What kind of gear are you using? You may or may not get better sound. The optical cable will bypass the digital to ananlog converter in the CD player and use the one in the reciever. If the reciever has a better D/A converter then you're in luck! It will sound better.

    Also, it is a CD player right? Not DVD?



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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    cd player




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    I'm using optical cables on a kenwood reciever. They do sound better. How much better? hard to say. Honestly, its the las thing you want to upgrade. If you dont have good speakers, you'll never notice.



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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    If you're planning on running a digital cable between your receiver and your cd player, you should be using a digital coaxial cable as your primary choice and the optical only if you don't have that available to you. Optical cables produce something referred to as jitter, hence a reason that companies produce jitter reduction boxes, digital coaxial cables don't have this problem and have a stable signal up to 50feet. A digital coax. jack should look like an ordinary rca jack, except for the fact that it will be orange or black in color (and should say coax.) Keep in mind though, unless you have extemely expensive interconnects ($200+) then the optical cable is still going to be superior to the standard analog.




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    Re: fiber optic cable?

    Keep in mind though, unless you have extemely expensive interconnects ($200+)
    I would maintain that anything over $100 per meter inteconnects are past the point of diminishing returns, but to each their own...




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