Element Optical
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Element Optical

  • Product SKU: EL-OPT-1
$55.00
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A digital interconnect with a neutral, accurate sound, providing a worthwhile performance upgrade over ‘freebie’ cables.

Designed for use with the optical digital sockets fitted to CD players/transports and streaming audio devices. Typical usage is to connect, for example, a streaming device such as an Apple Airport Express or Sonos ‘Connect’ to your hifi system.

Toslink (optical) connections have become increasingly popular with the rise of ‘dual purpose’ personal audio devices and DACs, many of which are also used as components in high quality home systems.

However basic ‘bundled’ Toslink cables suffer from a number of issues which degrade the performance of the system. Typically these issues include poor quality core conductor materials, poor matching of conductor to connectors and poor fit of connectors to equipment sockets. These flaws typically combine in very poor ‘jitter’ performance which gives a grainy, tonally bleached sound characteristic of poor quality digital audio.

Our Toslink cables are designed to specifically address these issues, using a high quality PMMA (‘acrylic glass’) light conducting core coupled with precision machined and micro-polished ABS connectors to maximise efficient transfer. Accurate alignment of the cable components and connectors means the cable is optimised for low jitter performance, resulting in a detailed yet smooth sound ideally suited to digital devices. Mini Toslink adapters are available.

A digital interconnect with a neutral, accurate sound, providing a worthwhile performance upgrade over ‘freebie’ cables.

Designed for use with the optical digital sockets fitted to CD players/transports and streaming audio devices. Typical usage is to connect, for example, a streaming device such as an Apple Airport Express or Sonos ‘Connect’ to your hifi system.

Toslink (optical) connections have become increasingly popular with the rise of ‘dual purpose’ personal audio devices and DACs, many of which are also used as components in high quality home systems.

However basic ‘bundled’ Toslink cables suffer from a number of issues which degrade the performance of the system. Typically these issues include poor quality core conductor materials, poor matching of conductor to connectors and poor fit of connectors to equipment sockets. These flaws typically combine in very poor ‘jitter’ performance which gives a grainy, tonally bleached sound characteristic of poor quality digital audio.

Our Toslink cables are designed to specifically address these issues, using a high quality PMMA (‘acrylic glass’) light conducting core coupled with precision machined and micro-polished ABS connectors to maximise efficient transfer. Accurate alignment of the cable components and connectors means the cable is optimised for low jitter performance, resulting in a detailed yet smooth sound ideally suited to digital devices. Mini Toslink adapters are available.

Geometry: Single Fiber

Conductor: PMMA

Outside Diameter: 6.0mm

Processing & Shipping Times

Atlas is distributed in the USA and Canada by VANA Ltd. We keep a small subset of standard lengths in stock in our New York warehouse. Online orders are processed within 2 business days. Orders than can be fully or partly fulfilled from our stock will usually ship within 3 business days. You can also inquire about inventory with your local Atlas Cables dealer. 

Custom orders and lengths that are not currently in stock will be made to order in Scotland and drop-shipped to your door. These typically ship within a week and arrive to their North American destination within 2 weeks.

Note: Fulfillment times for custom may currently be longer due to the COVID pandemic. Please contact us for an estimate if your order is time-sensitive.