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Stevercleeze
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macbook optical jack

There was an article a while back where the reviewer compared some music programs for the mac, ie..Decible(33$), and another one($$$) that i cant remember.  Anyway i am wondering what is the deal with the optical headphone output on the macbook pro with the dual core processor?  its my understanding that i need the mini toslink adapter to output a digital signal to my reciever.  does anyone here use this connection?  is there a better connection?  and can anyone remember which issue had the article?  thanks  

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nevermind.  i found my answer

nevermind.  i found my answer on the article question and i dont think my macbook has the optical output anyway.  looks like i have to go with the usb/spdif bridge cable

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My iMac has the same sort of

My iMac has the same sort of output. It will put out up to 24/96 and, because of my DAC, that toslink is what I use. Be sure to keep the run as short as possible and more important, use glass and not plastic. If you do that it will snd very good indeed.

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sometimes longer IS better :-)
JIMV wrote:

My iMac has the same sort of output. It will put out up to 24/96 and, because of my DAC, that toslink is what I use. Be sure to keep the run as short as possible and more important, use glass and not plastic. If you do that it will snd very good indeed.

 

Actually some digital "experts" advise using a longer cable. I think over 5 feet was suggested?

I read this in several articles, something to do with reflections. 

Does anyone with a better memory than mine remember this?

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