Edit: Here's an alternate (cheaper) source for the integrated right-angle toslink / mini optical cable
(same as the Sound Pros cable).
FWIW, in addition to the Sound Pros SP-TMOC-RA
toslink right-angle to mini right-angle cable, I also picked up from
CablesAmerica (now called) ConnectXpress
(the obsessive side of me insists I have 2 cables in case one fails.):
1m Sonicwave Glass Optical ($24.91, compare v. $50 Sound Pros SP-TOC-99HQ)
Looks like ConnectXpress (previously CablesAmerica) doesn't carry the Sonicwave Glass Optical cable anymore, though they do have similar Sonicwave optical cables - but no longer at a heavily discounted price relative to others. FWIW, I use exclusively my Sound Pros SP-TMOC-RA
cable so I don't have to mess with adapters. The exact same right-angle toslink/mini cable is available at MCM
for over 50% less than Sound Pros.
andVelocity toslink to toslink right angle adapter
($2.22, compare v. $5 Sound Pros SP-TOC-90
)Velocity toslink to mini right angle adapter
($2.22, compare v. $5 Sound Pros SP-MINI-90
(similar also available at Radio Shack)
I'll probably still use the Sound Pros SP-TMOC-RA
toslink right-angle to mini right-angle all-in-one cable so I don't have to mess with the adapters. But damn, for the same price the one from CA sure looks a helluva lot more robust. Just no right-angles built-in.
Please note: some people have experienced problems with right-angle adapters. Others have not. No clear indication of when / why / which cables and/or adapters. IMO, best bet is to use an integrated right-angle cable.
Other TS-member recommended cables from highest priced to lowest:Phoenix Gold 3.25' $26.15Acoustic Research Pro II 3' Cable $24.85Dayton Digital Optical Cable 1.5' $6.90(and what I own now)
Other cables recommended include Monster, Radio Shack (re-branded Monster?), Acoustic Research. Here's the original thread
. There're also gobs of recommendations over on the Cable Forum
at Audio Asylum
, but most are in the $50+ price range.