CLEARLINK OPTICAL AUDIO CABLES
The digital music world is awash in bad-sounding Toslink cables and pitifully few that sound even acceptable by Mapleshade standards. When we found ourselves in serious need of a really good Toslink connection for our studio, we embarked on a lengthy set of listening experiments to develop an optical cable that could live up to our demanding standards. Several hundred tests later, we arrived at the Clearlink Optical design which we guarantee to sound better than any high end Toslink available today regardless of price.
In addition to components where Toslink is the only connection option, we recommend the Clearlink Optical for these applications:
1. Use the Clearlink Optical to carry digital audio from your atelite box to your home cinema receiver and get sound quality significantly better than HDMI audio or coax (analog) audio and particularly so for long runs.
2. Connecting your Apple TV audio using the Clearlink Optical instead of HDMI or WiFi wireless will be a major upgrade in sound quality for home theater or two channel.
3. The Clearlink Optical carrying digital music streams from your Mac desktop, laptop, iMac or Mac mini (out of the headphone jack) to a DAC sounds even better than using any USB cables (even our Clearlink USB) and way better than the analog Headphone Out jack on Macs.
4. In situations where our Digital Ribbon Interconnects are too delicate or shorter-than-needed, the Clearlink Optical is an exceptional-sounding alternative. Though our Toslink cable is very thin, it is robustly contructed. You can walk on the cable if necessary and it is nearly cat-proof.
Choose your Toslink termination option below to try our Clearlink Optical now.