I read somewhere that Toslink cable sounds better than coaxial when playing hi-res audio?

QuestionsCategory: AVI read somewhere that Toslink cable sounds better than coaxial when playing hi-res audio?
J Teoh asked 1 year ago

I read somewhere that Toslink cable sounds better than coaxial when playing hi-res audio?

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lam seng fatt answered 1 year ago

First of all, I have to state that Toslink can handle up to 24/192 files. And that also depends on the DAC. Some DACs accept only 24/96 maximum with Toslink.
I have compared Toslink with co-axial cable using a CD player. In fact, AV2day held a demo of such a comparison during the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show a few years ago. I can state that a glass Toslink can sound better than a co-axial cable.

willylow Staff replied 1 year ago

Of course like everything in hifi, our own experiences may not be empirical at all. I think perhaps system and cable VS transfer format synergy comes to play here?

JEPSON TEOH replied 1 year ago

Since you have done such an A/B comparison, glass it is then.

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