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thelsuman
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Toslink Booster/Amplifier/Repeater (SQ OK?)

Anyone have experience using a toslink signal booster & if so, how did it affect the quality of the original signal (good or bad)? I'm thinking of doing a long toslink run from an iMac (with the signal split so that I can route the signal to 2 different rooms- one about 12' & another about 35'), and was curious whether I could use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Optical-Toslink-Signal-Amplifier/dp/B000I9... without compromising the sound quality.

JIMV
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Good question

I have never heard of the device but could it add jitter??

thelsuman
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Yep - this is what I'm wondering too

Especially considering that I'll need to run the toslink cable over a fairly long distance.  I suppose I could use a toslink-to-coaxial converter & then use coax cable instead- would this be better?  Could the coax signal be split without problems?

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