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    I have an Audioquest Optilink 1 that connect my streamer to the Rega DAC.It is an older one, from 2006 I guess.I wonder if is still actual, or if the technology behind optical cables is much better now, and if I need an actual cable...

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    Glass fibre optical links are much better than plastic ones; have a look around and try one. I use a QED Reference Quartz and it's it exceptional - far better than the Chord I used previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Glass fibre optical links are much better than plastic ones; have a look around and try one. I use a QED Reference Quartz and it's it exceptional - far better than the Chord I used previously.
    Do you think the qed reference would be worth the expense just for TV duties? Cheers Jim
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    That's what I use mine for - Netflix, Prime and YT Music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    That's what I use mine for - Netflix, Prime and YT Music.
    Ta,, decided to give one a go,just plugged it in. I was thinking it might not be very flexible with it being glass but I was wrong,plugs in nice and secure too
    Last edited by Pieoftheday; 06-03-2021 at 15:25.
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