1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

do any techies out there work with toslink?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 24 track, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    17,237
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    kamloops bc
    Im looking to get a kit for building custom length adat light pipe cables / toslink and dont know of any suppliers for this, Ive done a couple of google searches and left a few emails to manufacturers / suppliers they arent that hard to make I just need the parts , any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. TelePhartz

    TelePhartz Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,346
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2014
    Location:
    a mile high in AZ
    24 track likes this.
  3. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    17,237
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    kamloops bc
    thank you I'll try them next, I've never heard of makertek
     
  4. Crawfish

    Crawfish Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,236
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    I thought there's a limit to the length a TOSLINK cable will work reliably?
     
  5. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    17,237
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    kamloops bc
    Im not sure about length as long as you use good clear glass cable with a polished end ,what i need is very ,very short optical runs and too much cable will most likely get damaged, becuase you are running Light down the cable instead of an electrical signal i believe the length is not an issue providing it's a clear pathway.(no kinks)
     
  6. Crawfish

    Crawfish Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,236
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    If you need short runs, they why not just buy some ready made? I bought about a 6 foot length recently and it was inexpensive.
     
    24 track likes this.
  7. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    17,237
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    kamloops bc
    I was looking at a 1.5 ft lengths for the studio , and it gives me the opportunity to learn quality control with the cables if I build them myself, I make 95% of my own cables , from snakes , Looms, RJ45's, XLR, RCA, Digital RCA (75 OHM), BNC, !/4", Balanced /unbalanced, DVI, A/C custom length, F type, DB 9,15,25, Midi, so this is an instance to learn something new.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.