Are all Toslink connections "loose’? As a temporary measure, I just bought and installed a $15 Toslink between my DS DAC and OPPO CD player and the connection fit on both ends is not very secure and actually wobbly on the OPPO. Is this typical? Do the $100+ glass optical cables have better connectors?
And…the DS DAC does not even process the LPCM bit stream from the OPPO. It’s fine with a 75 ohm digital cable from the OPPO.
The Toslink cable is only 1M so I can’t try it from my TV to the DS DAC, but with such a loose connection I would not want to go that way since my TV is pulled from the wall for watching. Hence loose fitting cables are not suitable.
So did I buy a piece of c**p cable?