This means it can be connected to many of the miniature DACs and DAPs currently available, without having to use a signal degrading adaptor. There are 15cm and 30cm versions available for use with portable headphone amplifiers and DACs, available in mini-jack to Toslink and mini-jack to mini-jack configurations.
The Chord C-lite uses a wide bandwidth PMA optical cable the ends of which have been polished to improve bandwidth. 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.