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Old 05-20-2008   #1
mfleisch
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Smile Coaxial versus Toslink/Optical

I have heard from different sources that audiophiles prefer optical to coaxial as optical is apparently immune to RFI and EMI interference. Though I have also heard that a well built coaxial cable will have minimal issues with RFI and EMI interference get into the cable in the first place. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? The latest generation Playstation and Xbox give you the option of using either optical or HDMI depending on your setup for the 5.1 playback of movies and games. I am currently using HDMI for both and I am satisfied with the results. If the optical was to produce better sound does anyone have a particular brand of optical cable that is well built but not ridiculously overpriced to recommend?
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