Yes! Digital interconnects are sold as single cables, not as pairs but two coax digital cables with RCA connectors would probably work.
I'm in the same boat--about to replace my integrated amp's jumpers with an IC. I was just reading a thread on another forum in which several people opined that the pre-to-amp connection is the most important and most sensitive. Which is it? and why?"
There's no possible way to really answer your questions. There's just too many variables to consider. Your equipment, personal tastes and budget all play a factor. No matter what anyone says, you just need to figure these things out for yourself. If you are just starting out, I would recommend getting some decent entry level copper cables from a company like Audioquest, Kimber, Cardas etc.. Something well designed but not too expensive. You need cables, no matter what, just to connect your components, so you have to get something. From there, you have a baseline to judge other cables that you may want to try later on. Maybe you will upgrade, maybe you won't. That will be up to you. I say, just use your head and make your own decisions. If you listen to other people and make mistakes, you'll be P**** Off.
Everyone has differing opinions. that the pre to amp connection is the main one, in use all the time is true. For someone starting out all it needs is a pair of intercionnects.
If you have state of the art equipment, then Hell yeah the pre to amp IC is really important.
Worry about it when you have a pre and an amp worth as much as your new car...
MY amp, pre and speakers are pretty close to my new car cost.. So I use a pair of Kimber Hero in that pre to amp connection.
my one and only "new car" was in 1978, around the time I had a Mac 2300, C-28 and 2 pairs of ML-1 loudspeakers. In those days mainstream audio (and none more mainstream than McIntosh) didn't seem concerned with IC's and such. '78 was also the year I started out as a music teacher and sealed my fate, financially speaking. Not much disposable income for electronics.
For all the power I had with that rig, I did not find the speakers to be especially accurate or revealing (though they could sure "thump"). Now I have speakers I like but little power. I expect that if I boost the power I will find that in addition to better IC's I will want a better preamp as well (will probably use the pre section of the NAD initially).
Kooshballa, congrats on solving your problem--I'm sorry for temporarily diverting your thread a tad.
Am still interested in hearing exactly WHY anyone thinks the pre-to-amp connection is more or less important than the source-to-pre connections. Maybe another time...?