C-lite digital optical audio interconnect

C-lite digital optical audio interconnect

The Chord C-lite optical cable is an original Chord Company design. The C-lite is available in a variety of lengths, fitted with both Toslink and mini-jack optical plugs. This means it can be connected to many of the miniature DACs and DAPs currently available without having to use a signal-degrading adaptor.

The Chord C-lite uses a wide bandwidth PMA optical cable and is specified to pass up to 96K signals in keeping with the industry standard.

The central conductor is protected by an internal jacket of soft PVC which is then covered with a hard skin PVC outer jacket. This helps to prevent crush damage and is flexible enough to allow a tight bend radius without affecting the light carrier.

The Chord C-lite is available in 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 8m, and 10m lengths in both Toslink to Toslink and mini-jack to Toslink configurations

For portable equipment, the C-lite is available in 15cm and 30cm lengths, in Toslink to mini-jack and mini-jack to mini-jack configurations.


Declaration of Performance (CPR compliance) certificates available here (PDF)


C-lite digital optical audio interconnect Awards & Reviews

Product review: Chord Company C-lite optical cable - Hi-Fi Choice 485 Feb 2022

‘Playing a full orchestral recording of Hans Zimmer’s Wheel Of Fortune demonstrates how well the C-lite transports everything .. including the quieter sections of the piece and the powerful drums that propel you through the music. This is a very nicely made and affordable optical cable that will suit most systems well.’ Hi-Fi Choice  

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