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Profigold PGD561 Optical Toslink Cable 24k gold connectors £9.99 delivered @ Play

£9.99 @ Play.Com
PROFIGOLD optical cable (good brand) I wouldnt touch the £3 cheapo cables you find. Had 1 and it fell to bits. I definatly recommend PROFIGOLD cables. So this is not a good deal for those who like … Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
PROFIGOLD optical cable (good brand)

I wouldnt touch the £3 cheapo cables you find. Had 1 and it fell to bits. I definatly recommend PROFIGOLD cables. So this is not a good deal for those who like to buy cheapo cables. But a good deal for those who like a little bit of quality.

Usual price over £30 in a shop

Other online places over £12 (cheapest ive found other than play.com)
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#1
And the benefit of the highlighted gold connectors on an optical cable would be?
#2
Yes...I don't understand the logic behind it either.

Gold plated bog brush anyone? lol
#3
I’m confused as well :whistling:
#4
What a load of old tos(link) Gold plated connectors for what?! loads of vendors on ebay sell profigold cables for less than this, fibre optic cable is fibre optic cable, regardless of outer thickness on the cabling, the inner fibre optic cable is the same, the thickness of the outer cable may help with flexibility but thats about it....no better "shielding" gold plated connectors wouldn't do a thing for this, as long as there is a sturdy enough connection not to let the optical beam refract then plastic end caps are fine!
#5
Oh dear...Fools and their money..
#6
The specification states '99.96% OFC Conductor'.
I didn't know that light could travel through copper....
#7
I would imagine the description is taken from the digital coaxial version of this. Though bet Play have just changed the top line to TOSLINK!
#8
LoL , left handed screwdriver anyone ?
#9
cicobuff
What a load of old tos(link) Gold plated connectors for what?! loads of vendors on ebay sell profigold cables for less than this, fibre optic cable is fibre optic cable, regardless of outer thickness on the cabling, the inner fibre optic cable is the same, the thickness of the outer cable may help with flexibility but thats about it....no better "shielding" gold plated connectors wouldn't do a thing for this, as long as there is a sturdy enough connection not to let the optical beam refract then plastic end caps are fine!


show me someone on ebay selling profigold cables cheaper than 9.99?

A optical cable is a optical cable?? they all come made exactly the same? same sheilding same quality contacts??
ok... so a car is a car? it runs on the same fuel and goes so there all the same??

Nobody on this planet that knows what there talking about regarding home audio would recommend a cheap cable, they would however recommend a profigold cable. Stop voting cold on the description, if you want to read a better description then go onto profigolds website.
#10
J4GG4
show me someone on ebay selling profigold cables cheaper than 9.99?

A optical cable is a optical cable?? they all come made exactly the same? same sheilding same quality contacts??
ok... so a car is a car? it runs on the same fuel and goes so there all the same??

Nobody on this planet that knows what there talking about regarding home audio would recommend a cheap cable, they would however recommend a profigold cable. Stop voting cold on the description, if you want to read a better description then go onto profigolds website.


A optical cable is a optical cable yes it is:thumbsup: cheap or expensive makes no difference they work or they don’t ;-)
#11
Well i cant believe what im seeing here lol. I actually laughed.

YES YOU CAN get cheap poorly made optical cables. How can you say there all the same? im guessing you have no idea about this sort of thing. Anyway you can get all different types of OPTICAL FIBER some can be poor (the £2 cables probably are) some can be good and some excellent. Its like comparing speaker cables, it is not all the same. hdmi cables are not all the same. Yes they all do the job but they are not IDENTICAL you pay for what you get, a £2 cable expect poor quality optic fiber, pay £30 expect good quality optic fiber.

I can pull a host of websites up to prove the optic fiber within the cable can be poor, good or excellent which can result in NOTICABLE difference.

Any company who say it has gold connectors or anything like that to make it look or sound better than it is, then they are pulling your leg yes. My arguement is the OPTIC FIBER within the cable can be of different quality. Do some research then come back and let me know.
banned#12
J4GG4;4919404
Well i cant believe what im seeing here lol. I actually laughed.

YES YOU CAN get cheap poorly made optical cables. How can you say there all the same? im guessing you have no idea about this sort of thing. Anyway you can get all different types of OPTICAL FIBER some can be poor (the £2 cables probably are) some can be good and some excellent. Its like comparing speaker cables, it is not all the same. hdmi cables are not all the same. Yes they all do the job but they are not IDENTICAL you pay for what you get, a £2 cable expect poor quality optic fiber, pay £30 expect good quality optic fiber.

I can pull a host of websites up to prove the optic fiber within the cable can be poor, good or excellent which can result in NOTICABLE difference.

Any company who say it has gold connectors or anything like that to make it look or sound better than it is, then they are pulling your leg yes. My arguement is the OPTIC FIBER within the cable can be of different quality. Do some research then come back and let me know.

Sorry but I refuse to accept technical advice from someone who cannot even spell FIBRE correctly! Unless you're American of course.

btw, have you reached Australia yet?
#13
Well believe it or not i was born in america actually..... so do you want to say sorry for suggesting i maybe dumb or dyslexic?? Forgive me for completely confusing you with a 2 letter spelling mistake. God i wonder if you'd stop reading a paper or magazine because you saw a spelling mistake. lol. strange. Even if i made a spelling mistake, this is a forum not a letter or note to the queen.

Anyway do you still not want technical advice? or shall i ask you to go elsewhere and get some then come back with your outcome whether optical cables are all the same quality or not?
banned#14
J4GG4;4919876
Well believe it or not i was born in america actually..... so do you want to say sorry for suggesting i maybe dumb or dyslexic?? Forgive me for completely confusing you with a 2 letter spelling mistake. God i wonder if you'd stop reading a paper or magazine because you saw a spelling mistake. lol. strange...

Anyway do you still not want technical advice? or shall i ask you to go elsewhere and get some then come back with your outcome whether optical cables are all the same quality or not?

oh dear :whistling:

best go now as I'm nearly full :p
#15
Well asking if im american is completely off subject... are you gay because your from/near brighton?

If you have something good to say (about opical cables) then say it why go off topic, or are you 1 of those ppl who come online for a arguement?

If you dont want my technical advice thats fine, get your advice elsewhere im not charging to help people.
banned#16
J4GG4;4919931
Well asking if im american is completely off subject... are you gay because your from/near brighton?

If you have something good to say (about opical cables) then say it why go off topic, or are you 1 of those ppl who come online for a arguement?

If you dont want my technical advice thats fine, get your advice elsewhere im not charging to help people.

ffs - it's argument (no 'e')!:whistling::whistling:

I refer you to point 3 here :-

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=arguement
#17
Sorry i looked 'ffs' in the dictionary and couldnt find it.
banned#18
J4GG4;4919976
Sorry i looked 'ffs' in the dictionary and couldnt find it.

again, I refer you to point 3 above ;-)
#19
Raiight...

Imme affrraYed UR a bery shad persan
#20
[QUOTE=J4GG4]Well asking if im american is completely off subject... are you gay because your from/near brighton?

If you hav
#21
cicobuff
I am currently on vacation in America, and in true American mode have to say "you are a trip"

Where is your technical advice, what makes Profigold cables good? Most budget cables like Profigold (Bandridge actually is the manufacturer) are 1mm plastic optical fibre cable, you can get multi stranded fibre or even glass fibre cable, but these are just the same as any budget cable 1mm plastic optic fibre, coated round with however many millimetres of so called "shielding" whether it be 4mm or 6mm, it makes no difference other than adding "pliability" to the cable. Try slicing one of your profigold cables apart and you will see there is no difference to this or any other budget cable.


Slicing a cable up wouldnt always show the difference. Like i say my argUment is the FIBRE/FIBER optic within the cable, it can be different quality. Those who dont know this are getting fooled. Not saying go buy a £50 cable. Im saying stick to a cable where its been voted good.
#22
J4GG4
Slicing a cable up wouldnt always show the difference. Like i say my argUment is the FIBRE/FIBER optic within the cable, it can be different quality. Those who dont know this are getting fooled. Not saying go buy a £50 cable. Im saying stick to a cable where its been voted good.


1mm Plastic optical fibre is 1mm plastic optical fibre! where is the difference in quality?! Wheres the fool i wonder :whistling: Profigold are Bandridge and are just the usual overpriced budget cabling that is supplied in Maplin, Maplin is full of Bandridge stuff.
#23
cicobuff
1mm Plastic optical fibre is 1mm plastic optical fibre! where is the difference in quality?! Wheres the fool i wonder :whistling:


LOL the fool is you im afraid,

1mm rubber jonny is a 1mm rubber jonny? no matter what brand made them there all the same quality yes? They will all break at exactly the same time if stretched? They all show exactly the same ammount of light through them?
#24
J4GG4
LOL the fool is you im afraid,

1mm rubber jonny is a 1mm rubber jonny? no matter what brand made them there all the same quality yes?


haha, jeez what a bad comparison.
#25
dogvilledan
haha, jeez what a bad comparison.


well he reminded me of one so it was all i could think of to use:whistling:
#26
J4GG4
well he reminded me of one so it was all i could think of to use:whistling:


he reminded you of a rubber johnny? is that meant to hurt someones feelings?
#27
dogvilledan
he reminded you of a rubber johnny? is that meant to hurt someones feelings?


No if iwas meant to hurt his feelings i would of said something to him directly.
#28
J4GG4
LOL the fool is you im afraid,

1mm rubber jonny is a 1mm rubber jonny? no matter what brand made them there all the same quality yes? They will all break at exactly the same time if stretched? They all show exactly the same ammount of light through them?


ermmm a 1mm PLASTIC optical cable would show the same amount of light through regardless of brand, glass ones would maintain brightness over distance which would help against any loss over long runs, Profigold/Bandridge cables are NOT glass. Prove to me what technically makes a Profigold 1mm plastic fibre optic cable allow more light through than any other 1mm fibre optic cable? Wheres the quality difference in the plastic? Wheres the better light conduction?
#29
cicobuff
ermmm a 1mm PLASTIC optical cable would show the same amount of light through regardless of brand, glass ones would maintain brightness over distance which would help against any loss over long runs, Profigold/Bandridge cables are NOT glass. Prove to me what technically makes a Profigold 1mm plastic fibre optic cable allow more light through than any other 1mm fibre optic cable? Wheres the quality difference in the plastic? Wheres the better light conduction?


Ah were getting somewhere...

Plastics come in different quality.
Glass comes in different quality.

Those who dont think so are fools.

TAKEN FROM AUDIOHOLICS.COM....
Quality TOSLINK assemblies should be made from multiple fibers of a very small diameter. Assemblies using fiber diameters greater than 200 micrometers, or single fiber assemblies as seen on many plastic fiber interconnects, will suffer from much greater signal attenuation and reflection than will multi-fiber assemblies

MY PERSONAL OPINION IS....
Cheap cables will do the job. There is a quality difference which many people may or may not be able to notice the difference. I would say a good quality cable that is short can offer between 1% to 5% better quality than a cheaper poorly made cable.

End if conversation.
#30
J4GG4
Ah were getting somewhere...

Plastics come in different quality.
Glass comes in different quality.

Those who dont think so are fools.

TAKEN FROM AUDIOHOLICS.COM....
Quality TOSLINK assemblies should be made from multiple fibers of a very small diameter. Assemblies using fiber diameters greater than 200 micrometers, or single fiber assemblies as seen on many plastic fiber interconnects, will suffer from much greater signal attenuation and reflection than will multi-fiber assemblies

MY PERSONAL OPINION IS....
Cheap cables will do the job. There is a quality difference which many people may or may not be able to notice the difference. I would say a good quality cable that is short can offer between 1% to 5% better quality than a cheaper poorly made cable.

End if conversation.


Yes as I ALREADY stated earlier, better quality is within GLASS, BUDGET cables such as these or any others that are cheaper (and would save you money over these overpriced Bandridge/Profigold cables) utilise single fibre assemblies aka PLASTIC.
#31
I would say glass and plastic could produce the same quality

it also boils down to the length of cable your using.
#32
J4GG4
I would say glass and plastic could produce the same quality

it also boils down to the length of cable your using.


Of course, as I stated earlier, quartz glass is better over long runs of cabling against any loss...but back to the original argument and why this is voted cold, these are single strand plastic cables over short runs, there is no better quality in Bandridge from any other budget cables, the gold plated connectors is laughably redundant and these are just 1mm single strand plastic fibre optic cabes.
#33
Enough of this;-) I have 6 or 7 Optical Toslink Cable’s varying in length from 1 meter to 3 meters from at least 4 different manufacturers all of them cheap and they all work. :thumbsup::-D

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