Topic: Best toslink for RME ADI-2 DAC
I have a HiFi home-setup, with my computer acting as media player running Roon.
My DAC connects directly to computer, and to avoid electronic interference's from computer I prefer to connect with toslink. So now to my controversial question: does toslink cables matter to this DAC? Glass or plastic?
Looking at measurements, the answer seems to be no, but measurements don't always (or rather seldom) mimic real life.
An alternative would be to connect with USB through a ethernet transport (which would also be Roon endpoint), but if the DAC gives full quality with toslink (i.e. 192 khz and DSD64 with no jitter) it feels like a simple toslink connection is better (I never listen to anything above 192khz anyway). Quality ethernet transports are also a little expensive, and in my experience require fiber somewhere to isolate it, like the newly released Sonore opticalRendu for $1300.