AudioQuest's Forest Punches Way Above its Weight Class
A revolution in fiber optic cable design, AudioQuest Forest Optilink uses several highly polished polymer fibers instead of a single plastic
conductor. These polymer fibers are more efficient at conducting light
(information) giving Forest Optilink greater resolution and improved tonality over every other optical cable we’ve tried!
Forest Optilink preserves TosLink's great strengths of
vanishingly low noise and zero mechanical noise, but offers something
other TosLink cables can't...dynamic range! Compared to standard
TosLink cables, AudioQuest Optilink is a revelation, with surprising transient performance and excellent dynamic gradations. Optilink even
outperforms similarly priced coaxial digital cables, with a smoother,
more natural tonal palette and surprisingly deep black backgrounds.
Often maligned as a low-performance digital interface, Toslink
actually offers state-of-the-art optical S/PDIF resolution.
Additionally, Toslink provides several key advantages, such
as galvanic isolation and electrical isolation. And Toslink
prevents introduction of RF interference over cable.
The primary source of distortion in a fiber-optic cable is
corruption of timing information. Imperfections in the optical
fiber scatter the light information, leading to sound with less
clarity and a need for more error correction. The superior
fiber and finely polished optical interface of AudioQuest
fiber-optic cable avoids these problems.