In this post, I’m going to explain how digital audio connections work and also tell you why those connections are superior to using analog interconnects.

Almost a decade ago, a standard has been developed for transmitting audio in a digital format over signal cable. There are two types of cable for making such a connection. The first cable is a simple RCA cable which is also referred to as coaxial connection. However, there are also optical cables which transmit a similar signal by using light waves. There is actually a standard for the transmission of data is well as a standard for how the data is encoded.

Multichannel audio uses a different encoding standard than stereo audio. Therefore, when purchasing equipment, it is important to realize which of these standards is supported.

In terms of what kind of cable to …