RCA & Toslink Audio
RCA and Toslink Audio Overview:
It requires more than just a high-resolution picture to create a superb home theater. For the ultimate home theater experience, you need crystal clear sound. It is for this reason that our RCA and Toslink audio cables are made of superb quality materials with precision crafted connectors to protect signal clarity. Thus, whatever the input, its sound output will resonate as immaculately as possible.
What are Toslink Cables?
Toslink Cables are a common cable used in consumer electronics. They are a standardized fiber optic connection that uses pulses of light to send audio signals. The advantage of fiber optic audio cables is that they deliver the cleanest possible sound at even extreme volumes. Because the cables separate the sender and receiver signals, eliminating the ground loop, excess noise is eliminated, giving you the great signal. Typically, Toslink audio cable support speeds between 125 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps. The most common hardware interfaces are square and round connectors. We carry a variety of Toslink cables; all made with exceptional quality.
What are RCA Cables?
An RCA cable carries audio and video signals, and they are a very common type of cable. They are constructed of 75-Ohm coaxial cable and RCA plugs. Generally, either two or three cables are cabled together. When there are two cables, they are generally audio-only. The red and white wires split the audio signal into two channels. When there are three, they are composite video cables. The third cable, usually yellow, acts as a video cable. RCA composite cables connect DVD players to TVs, game consoles to TVs, amongst other uses. Until recently, composite cables were the most common type of audio/video connection.
The Difference between Composite Video and Component Video
Although very similar to RCA Component cables, RCA Composite cables are a very different form of video transmission. While component video uses two or more video channels, composite video utilizes one video line and 2 audio.
Many have free RCA cables lying around from past equipment and whatnot. If you opt to use these cables rather than specifically designed component cables, keep in mind that standard cables are color coded, so you must match the green, red, and blue jacks with the same wire on both ends of the component connection. Additionally, please note that component video cables have higher quality picture, better shielding coverage, and lower impedance levels.