Kimber Kable OPT1 Toslink digital cable Video/Digital Cables

4.6/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

Construction of the OPT-1 begins with medical-grade light conducting fiber. The fiber is then encapsulated in a thermal barrier that inhibits heat warping of the light-carrying fiber. A mechanical damping outer barrier is also applied to further protect the cable from damage. The ends are then cold-polished helping to further reduce the incidence of reflections.. With such excellent light transfer characteristics, the result is a sound with is full, relaxed, and transparent.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
eversince I replace my Optical cable from Monster to
this Kimble, the sound became more clearer.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DaleB a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I am not that enamored with optical cables, but use this one for my satellite receiver's AC3 output.

I used to have the chintzy $40 one Monster puts out..Lightspeed 100? Give me a break..
It has this fragile plastic sleeve over the end of the cable, that I don't know if it's supposed to offer protection or just be a nusiance.

The Kimber has a simple solid termination that make a good connection. It was on sale for the same $40!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   audioadvisor.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Connected between Cambridge Audio discmagic and Meridian 203 dac7, the freeby toslink never compared to a quality 75Ohm. Changing to the Kimber has cleaned up the midrange and made treble less exposed. It is preferable (in my system) to electrical connection. I am not making a judgement on the overall differences between 75Ohm and toslink, but in my combo it sounds best. Far, far superior to sony's freeby.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I can not recommend Kimber any higher. They are top quality and have been for over 20 years. If you are going to spend $50 for and optical cable, why not with one of the best? Monster has crap for the same price. Use Kimber in every connection you can and you won't go wrong. 5 stars all the way

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark Mangold a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I am forced to use a Toslinkcable in my high end car system. I have a Sony ES10 disc changer with Toslink output. The Toslink goes to a Monarchy DIP MKII and then AES/EBU via a D.H. Labs D-110 to a Theta Digital Basic IIIA DAC. The winner of the three cables above was clearly the Optichord. The Kimber was very thin sounding with screechy highs. The Monster Cable had a clear high end which initially seemed superior to the Optichord. However, further listening revealed excessive brightness and congestion in busy passages. The Optichord is more relaxed and lifelike. Optichord 5 stars Highly recommended!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996




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