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Benefits of Digital Coaxial Cables
Digital coaxial cable also has another benefit related to its dedication to digital audio. In manner that signal transmission usually takes place, digital signal from source, a DVD for example, is sent to a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The signal is converted to analog and sent through given cable where it reaches receiving component on other side. This component uses an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to reconstruct digital signal as closely as possible. During this process, errors and variations can be introduced to signal resulting in audible artifacts and distortions that diminish your home theaterís sound quality.
Unlike with other audio cables, digital coaxial cable can transmit digital signals along its length without need to convert to analog. Digital coaxial cable is capable of by-passing this process and delivers a cleaner signal to your home theater receiver.
Applications of Digital Coaxial Cables
Connections for digital coaxial cables can be found on everything from DVD players to home theater receivers. If it uses digital audio, then chances are there is a manufacturer who has made that component with digital coaxial cables in mind.
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