Chromecast Audio Connection Question

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  1. iramegdal

    iramegdal Well-Known Member

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    I am very happy with streaming Chromecast Audio from my PC or handheld device. I have 2 of them, and just bought a third. I run each of them through Emotiva DACs. When I purchased the third, the store had no mini-plug to toslink cables. So I ordered an Amazon basic version. It is considerably thinner than the other 2. Will that matter for this kind of cable?
     
  2. Wildcat

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    Should be fine. I've rarely used optical cables, but I had one so thin that I seriously doubted it would work...and it worked fine. (It was bundled in with a component I bought many years ago.)

    I am ordering a cable from Amazon myself for the same reason--going to use one of them with a DAC.
     
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  7. Poultrygeist

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    Optical cables either work and pass the signal or they don't work and don't pass the signal. There are no degrees of how well they work so buying cheap can make sense.
     
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  8. iramegdal

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    Is the same true for coaxial digital cable? I use a 7 ft. cable from CD player to Emotiva DAC/receiver, but could use a shorter one. Does it matter?
     
  9. Poultrygeist

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    Same for all digital cables. Length would be a matter of convenience.
     
  10. gvl

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    Experts disagree: https://positive-feedback.com/Issue14/spdif.htm , however it may be less of an issue for DACs with ASRC such as Emotiva DC-1.
     
  11. Poultrygeist

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    Longer cables are more convenient as irmegdal already has a pair. :)
     

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