This time around I didn’t try. I got a good few years out of two for the price of one.
I’ve moved my Apollo interface and amp next to my desk and now use a standard six foot copper Thunderbolt cable connected to my iMac Pro. I now run my speaker cables across the floor to the side with the rest of the equipment but under the rug so as to hide them. A little soldering and there you have it!
I think that either heat or use eventually burns out the optical cables and at $400 a piece, I’d rather be wired with more stable connections.