Troubleshooting toslink input problems on DACs

I have two systems set up in my house, both utilize the Airport Express optical out to a DAC. Both started having playback issues at the same time, one system cuts out ever 5-10 seconds and the other sounds distorted or fuzzy every few seconds. Both DACs play fine when using USB straight from the computer, both AE play fine using the regular stereo out. Anyone have similar issues? Could it be a network problem, maybe a cable problem? I did purchase a new AE and tried it on both DACs and still had the same playback issues.

Showing 1 response by williewonka

What cables are you using?

Since using DH Labs cables I have had no problems with optical - they lock in place and are one of the fastest cables out there

My surround sound system sounded so much better once I put them In the loop.

Had them on my iMac/DAC for streaming and no problems

They sound amazing as well - they beat Chord and Van den Hul optical cables by a long way