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Ok need some advice from you audiophile guru's I have recently rearranged my computer desk and stereo system and my current cable is to short. Right now I am using a digital coax audio cable but do have the option to use a toslink cable. My question is this.. which is better toslink or coax? I don't have a very expensive receiver.. its the Pioneer SX-315 which I purchased several years ago as a boxed set so I am definitely not using top of line gear here...

Now I understand that the some cables can be severely over-priced for what you are getting but would there be any problems on using a cable like this one?
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there really isn't much of an advantage at all. You shouldn't notice any difference
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There are always pros and cons with any cable, but for digital audio I would prefer a TOSlink cable. Coaxial cables are more prone to EMI, but if shielded properly it will be fine. There shouldn't be any problems with that cable either.

Though if your current cable is working fine I don't see a need to replace it.
    
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There are always pros and cons with any cable, but for digital audio I would prefer a TOSlink cable. Coaxial cables are more prone to EMI, but if shielded properly it will be fine. There shouldn't be any problems with that cable either.

Though if your current cable is working fine I don't see a need to replace it.
Well it is working fine its just kinda short so I was looking at replacing it.
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