- With good quality metal head, the Audio Cable can bring you much better performance
- The Audio Cable offers ideal solution of audio transmission
- The Audio Cable is able to transfer audio signals with optical pulse and provide ultimate sound quality
- You can get better sound clarity with the Optical Fiber Cable
- This Fiber Cable features flexible PVC jacket construction that simplifies installation even in hard to reach areas
- You can connect your devices with the cable with much convenience
- The color of the cable is black and can match with many devices
- You can send the cable as presents to others
- Compatible with: Digital device
- Size: 0.5 x 300cm/0.2 x 118.1in (Dia. x L)
- This is the general view of the optical fiber cable
- The metal head over the audio cable can also serve as the decoration at the same time
- We can see that every part of the cable is made with great care
- From different perspectives, you can find that the cable can offer you the sense of great workmanship
- Being very small, the cable can save you much space
How to Connect Optical Audio Cables
- The use of optical audio cables on your home entertainment system is a good way to experience high-quality digital audio. The audio quality surpasses that of coaxial or RCA audio connections, and the connection process could not be simpler, as it only involves connecting a single cable from one device to another. The most common optical audio connections used are from an audio output device like a DVD player, Blue-ray player, or cable set-top box (STB) to an audio input device like a television or a home theater amplifier. For the purposes of demonstration, this guide will assume you are connecting a cable STB to a home theater amplifier, but the same process can easily be applied to any device with optical audio connections.
- Things You'll Need
- Optical audio cable
- Two devices with optical audio connections
- Connect one end of the optical audio cable to the STB. Locate the optical audio output connection on the back panel of your cable STB. Often, manufacturers will place a plastic cover over the optical audio connection to prevent any damage to the optical audio components. Remove this cover by hand and connect one end of the optical audio cable to the optical connection on the STB.
- Connect the other end of the optical audio cable into the amplifier. Locate the optical audio connection on the home theater amplifier, making sure it is labeled "input" and not "output." Remove the plastic cover if there is one and place the other end of the optical audio cable into this optical connection.
- Test optical audio functionality. Power on the STB and set the home theater amplifier to the optical audio input setting and see if you get sound.
- Tips & Warnings
- Some cable STBs need to be set to output audio through digital rather than analog audio connections. This can usually be done through the internal settings menu of the STB. Contact your cable TV provider with any questions.
How to Install Optical Audio Cables
- Most audio cables use a wire to transmit electrical signals. But optical audio cables use fiber optic communications to transmit light. This makes them immune to the electrical interference that typical cables are subject to. Optical audio cables (also called TOSLINK or EIAJ optical cables) are a high-quality and affordable alternative to standard audio cables. Plus, they are easy to install. Because optical audio cables transmit digital data, they are most often used for connecting digital audio source devices (such as DVD players) to home theater systems. Generally, optical audio cables use the S/PDIF protocol (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format), which is a communication format for digital signals.
- Things You'll Need
- Digital source device
- Digital receiving device
- Optical audio cable
- Check that each device accepts optical audio cables. The connection port is usually labeled "Optical," but it may say "Digital" instead. In either case, the connection port must be square with a rounded bottom if optical audio cables are to be used.
- Remove and save the plastic protective covers from each end of the optical audio cable.
- Connect one end of the optical audio cable to the port marked "Optical In" (or "Digital In") on the receiving device. The plug will click to let you know it is fastened securely.
- Connect the other end of the optical audio cable to the port marked "Optical Out" (or "Digital Out") on the source device. The plug will click to let you know it is fastened securely.
- Turn on both devices if they are not already on.
- Test the connection by operating both your devices normally to ensure the cables have been installed correctly.