Signalex Optical Cable - £1 @ Poundland
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Signalex Optical Cable - £1 @ Poundland

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Found 24th Jul 2011
It's a optical cable and it's a quid - Bought it yesterday in my local branch (Durham) and works perfectly.

Can't really find a better price online.
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realblender

concerned about poor sound quality with these - not voted



Perfectly fine on my surround setup with an optical splitter
^ Same comment you made on one yesterday but at least it's an improvement, you voted that one cold!
Edited by: "Mikey1610" 24th Jul 2011
I presume that it will either work or won't work as it's digital, so when it deteriorates it will do so rapidly to the point of not working. The only thing that will affect these cheaper cables are interference, if you can and want to spend more I suggest buying shielded. I however bought some for a few pence more online so till they come I can't judge cheap optical cables in their shielding. You won't know if you have interference till you stick a crap cable in I guess.
This has been posted many time before btw but hot regardless.
jeetez

This has been posted many time before btw but hot regardless.



I did a quick search and couldn't see this posted recently.
my system's around £1600's worth at new retail (excluding the TV), and I have one of these between my sky box and amp. All is fine (otherwise I would have binned it). Largely speaking, it works or it doesn't with optical cables. The 10% 'rule' is somewhat outdated IMHO.

Speaker cable and e.g. scart leads/co-ax etc are potentially a different conversation though.

Hot, for the record (though perhaps a little short for some)
Edited by: "PR1" 24th Jul 2011
The 10% rule has also been proved incorrect many many times.

A friend of mine has a £20k system in his house, he is a proper audiophile and tried every interconnect and speaker cable going up to 1k a metre. Needless to say his speaker cable is 69p a metre (at the time year 2000) solid core electrical cable!

Getting very tedious now especially with these digital cables which either work or they don't, exactly the same as your usb or firewire cable on your pc.
realblender

concerned about poor sound quality with these - not voted



You MUST be a TV salesman (probably for Sony judging by your posts) as this will work fine with any TV and AV setup.

have you got a gold plated expensive USB printer cable to make sure your photos are printed at higher quality?
It's all 1's and 0's being sent through a series of mirrors at the speed of light. If these are long enough for you to use, then you're a mug for buying more expensive ones. I have 5 of these and they all work a treat with my equipment.
realblender

Industry experts advise that 10% of your budget for a hifi system to be … Industry experts advise that 10% of your budget for a hifi system to be spent on interconnections. This just does not make any sense.



Ok I'll sell you one for £100 - deal?
jeetez

The only thing that will affect these cheaper cables are interference, if … The only thing that will affect these cheaper cables are interference, if you can and want to spend more I suggest buying shielded.



Correct for a copper based cable but complete bullplop for an optical cable. There is no requirement for shielding on optical cables....they are immune to electrically induced interference.

The main place where savings are made in the cheaper optical cables is in the plastic connector. Some cheaper cables use thin, brittle mouldings and can disintegrate inside the socket if a side load is applied to the connection. So take care connecting and these should work fine.


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