Optical cables

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by BobRogers, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

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    I had some pops and clicks last night that I traced to the optical cable in my ADAT connection. Anyone have any insight into good quality cable brands for optical?
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    Did your connectors get dirty?
    as for brands:
    http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/audio-cables/digital-audio-optical-toslink-cable/liberty-z500-thx-certified-toslink-cable-z500ntos/prodZ500NTOS.html


    http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/audio-cables/digital-audio-optical-toslink-cable//prodPOFT3MR.html

    INFO:
    http://www.arcelect.com/fibercable.htm
     
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

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    Could be I suppose. It has only been disconnected a few times, but I suppose dust can get just about anywhere. I don't have one of those inspection scopes or the cleaning pads. (Is there any way to check this without a scope?) New cable is cheap enough and it will be good to have a spare. We'll see if that does the trick.
     
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    Isopropyl Alcohol 99% pure. Carefully clean the tips to remove dirt. Q-tips are ok, just watch the direction and try to not to damage the fibers.

    You should clean the input ports as well. Delicate strokes, magnifing glass will help...
     
  5. Greener

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    "Delicate strokes, magnifying glass will help..."

    I laughed :p
     

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