Originally Posted by mikeyboxx
As far as audio cables, Optical is the best followed by digital coax and then RCA.
Not to be a stickler but I am a big audiophile and this statement above is just not true. Digital coax is better than optical for one reason.... you can decide if it is important to you or not. Optical suffers from jitter errors, that coax does not suffer from. This is caused by the light passing though the cable bouncing off the walls. Each time it bounces or passes around a bend in the cable the waves of light get a bit out of sync from each other. This causes jitter in the timing of the digital signal. Without highly precise timing you can get audible distortion. Some of the extremely high end D/A converters can compensate for this quite nicely. But unless you have a D/A that was quite costly, you will be better off with coax digital cables. Or if you simply don't care, then use optical. On the other hand, optical has a couple advantages over coax. It is completely immune to any interferrence. And it can travel over longer distances before the signal degrades to the point the D/A cannot compensate. (Again you must have a high quality D/A converter). But for short distances it is common audiophile knowledge that coax is the better cable over optical. Professional audio engineers never use optical if they can help it.