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UKBeast
Aug 17, 2013, 04:57 AM
I own an apple tv 3 and will get my bowers and wilkins a7

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Wireless-Music-Systems/Wireless-Music-Systems/A7/explore.html

I want to do a digital cable connection between atv and bw a7.

what sort of cable should I buy ? Does cable quality effect sound quality overall ?



OllyW
Aug 17, 2013, 05:06 AM
You need an optical cable, with a 3.5mm adaptor to fit the A7.

Look for something this one (http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HB631ZM/A/belkin-digital-optical-audio-cable-with-35mm-adapter-2m?fnode=51) in the Apple Store.

UKBeast
Aug 17, 2013, 05:18 AM
Have you got any cheaper alternative ? These cables all work the same way, construction quality is lesser important not worth to pay more

OllyW
Aug 17, 2013, 05:41 AM
Have you got any cheaper alternative ? These cables all work the same way, construction quality is lesser important not worth to pay more

You can probably pick one up for around 5 if you shop around but is 15 really too much to pay to use with a 700 speaker?

UKBeast
Aug 17, 2013, 05:46 AM
A cheaper speaker will give reduced sound quality, but a cheaper cable will not have any affect on sound quality. Just a better build does bot make it worth 5 times more. Cable will be static.

OllyW
Aug 17, 2013, 05:55 AM
Amazon has plenty of cheap cables, just make sure you get one with the 3.5mm adaptor.

UKBeast
Aug 17, 2013, 06:16 AM
Amazon has plenty of cheap cables, just make sure you get one with the 3.5mm adaptor.

how about this one ? http://dx.com/p/digital-square-optical-fiber-audio-cable-w-round-adapter-black-3m-197538

OllyW
Aug 17, 2013, 06:31 AM
how about this one ? http://dx.com/p/digital-square-optical-fiber-audio-cable-w-round-adapter-black-3m-197538

That will work.

UKBeast
Aug 17, 2013, 06:38 AM
That will work.

ordered.