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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality - bargain price
Low cost, delivered quick n safe

Not sure what 24k gold plating does for an optical connection, but they work fine
Published 11 months ago by Mach

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3.0 out of 5 stars Gold Plated? I would avoid because of this alone.
Okay, let me explain.

It is an OPTICAL cable, it is a thin bit of glass that uses total internal reflection to keep light moving along the strand of glass. Nothing more. Gold plated doesn't matter at all because it is not transmitting electricity, gold contacts don't matter because gold doesn't conduct light. It famously reflects it back.

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Published 6 months ago by Alec


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3.0 out of 5 stars Gold Plated? I would avoid because of this alone., 7 Oct 2013
This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Okay, let me explain.

It is an OPTICAL cable, it is a thin bit of glass that uses total internal reflection to keep light moving along the strand of glass. Nothing more. Gold plated doesn't matter at all because it is not transmitting electricity, gold contacts don't matter because gold doesn't conduct light. It famously reflects it back.

You honestly cannot screw up an optical cable, if it is an optical cable it will work. This is not high quality, there is no low-quality, the signal is digital, and it's REALLY easy to tell if the bright red light is on or off.

The cable is not a sub-Atlantic one, it is not 1000s of miles long, so it doesn't matter if light bounces about or enters at a funny angle, I hate this product because it claims to be "PRO QUALITY DIGITAL OPTICAL CABLE" that's gold plated, you can put one end of this cable against a window and see daylight coming out of the end, it's name is just a list of keywords. The gold plated connectors do not ensure maximum signal integrity.

So with optical cables you want something light so you don't break those fragile TOSLINK sockets, and plastic, so the clip actually works. I give these 3 stars because they work, a 1 star or 5 star optical cable shouldn't exist. If it actually transmits light (is not damaged) it will work.

I hope this brings some sense to this abuse-of-lack-of-consumer-knowledge. It's like Ebay when you look for phone cases right now!

What would I recommend:
LINDY SPDIF Digital Optical Cable

Look at that, nice and thin and plastic and light.

There are worse things though:
5M Resolution Professional suitable Surround

Look at that! I just want to slap the guys who designed it and be all like "Stop preying on the self-proclaimed audiophiles" because no-one is ripped off more than them, it goes:

3rd place) PPI insurance
2nd place) Audiophiles
1st place) University bookshop

So yes, please don't buy because it encourages stuff like this, the touting of gold-plating is as wrong as those "crapps" (see what I did there? Fused the words "crap" and "apps") that claim to charge your phone when you shake it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality - bargain price, 13 May 2013
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Low cost, delivered quick n safe

Not sure what 24k gold plating does for an optical connection, but they work fine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Quality, 16 Jun 2010
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Fairly heavy duty cable with solid, gold plated connects. You wont damage this easily which, at this length, is a blessing. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the overall weight & quality. Works perfectly and, at the price, seems an absolute steal. Delivery was quick as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well made cable, 26 Mar 2010
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
This item arrived very quick and it is well made and works great - Thank you !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good value cable, 22 Jun 2013
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Peter B (Sussex, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
The cable does what it says it does and seems good value for the price. No problems with the connections and the sound quality seems perfectly acceptable. The gold looking surrounds on the end of cable are probably not of the quality that some more expensive cables may offer but I'm not interested in appearances when it comes to cables.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A solid cable, works perfectly, 27 April 2013
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K. Trebell (Cornwall, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
I got this optical cable as I needed a good length one to connect my PC to an amp a few metres away (and to be able to tuck away the cable).

Very happy with the product, it is robust and solid and works perfectly allowing me to push 5.1 sound out to my amp from my PC. Very happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rediculously solid, 13 Jan 2013
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D. Nelson (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Being used to hair-width toslink fibres, I was surprised how substantial this cable is, about the width of a basic HDMI lead. The connectors on either end are large, gold plated and look very nice. I wanted decent quality cables to be packed into trunking for my newly wall-mounted TV, and this does the job very nicely and for a good price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 17 Mar 2011
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Great cable , great delivery , great price !

Can't recommend this highly enough ! Compared to some more expensive equal length TOSlink cables I've purchased , this beat's them all on price and just as high in quality !

Nothing more to say accept , Perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just works, 3 Jan 2014
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Its a cable, it does its job, and has been doing for a couple of months now. Flawless quality to connect XB1 to Astro a50 Headset.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No problems - plugged in and worked, 23 Nov 2013
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This review is from: 5m Optical TOSlink Cable - Professional Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Digital / Audio / Lead, Pro Quality Digital Optical Cable for Connecting Audio Visual Equipment for Dolby Digital, DTS Sound, Gold Plated connectors to ensure maximum Signal integrity. -By HiTech Products (Electronics)
Cannot think of much to say other than it works as described and once installed is great.

I would recommend to others.
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