Optical cables provide one of the easiest and most affordable ways to connect all of your home entertainment devices. Also known as SPDIF or Toslink cables, they’re easy to use and available in a range of lengths and colours to suit your home. From budget basics to premium optical cable brands, our selection will help you get your favourite gadgets hooked up in no time.
While many audio cables transmit sound via a metal wire, optical cables consist of a fibre optic that transfers light rather than an electrical signal. Because the digital audio signal is transferred by light it’s less susceptible to interference from nearby electrical sources. Optical cables are also very thin, so they’re easy to run around your home, along skirting, and under carpets. Because of these properties, they’re ideally suited to longer cable runs as they tend to perform better than standard digital coaxial cables over distance.
They can be used to hook up a range of devices to your television, including DVD players, Playstation consoles, Xbox consoles and Sky boxes. Our optical cables range in length from 1m to 15m so you can measure up and only pay for the cable length you really need. Easy to connect and use, they have a plug on each end of the cable to prevent dirt and dust getting in, which needs to be removed before use. Most optical cable-compatible devices have a spring-operated gate that automatically opens when the plug is inserted and ensures that the cable can never be plugged in the wrong way.
Choose from gold plated and nickel plated cables in a selection of colours and sleeve types. The thicker the sleeve, the better protection for your cable. Our range includes leading cable brands Sandstrom, AVF, Samsung, Logik, Techlink and Monster. Our Monster cables all come with a manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee for assured quality.