Question: My impression is that coaxial is the preferred link from CD to DAC (as opposed to toslink). Do I have that right?In general, for transport to DAC use, coaxial is the preferred method by many.
Any thoughts on what's sane and cost-effective in the "coax cable" department? And is there any difference between "coax" cable and a standard RCA interconnect?Well, I bought the Signal Cable Silver Resolution coax. I'm satisified with it. I will likely try other cost-effective cables at some point. It is relatively inexpensive. You should be able to fine a good coax cable for well under $100. For coax, you must have a coax digital cable to carry the signal from transport to DAC. A coax digital cable is definitely different than an rca interconnect. A digital cable is required in this application. Good luck and welcome to the world of external DACS!