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eskymosteez
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Stanton T92 Turntable Digital Output to iMac connection

Hi,

I have a Stanton T92 Turntable that I would like to connect to my iMac (Mid-2011 Edition) so that I can listen to some records.

My turntable has a coaxial digital output as seen here:

http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/t92_back-f53efc70364b6f0face720a8febe6d4c.jpg

I am aware that I need an optical mini-plug for the back of my iMac such as this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002JFN1A/ref=gno_cart_title_3

but I am confused on which converter I need to connect to my turntable.

I need to buy either a

Coaxial to Optical Digital Audio Converter

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-40018-Coaxial-Converter/dp/B0002J2MV4/ref=pd_sim%20_e_4

or

Optical to Coaxial Digital Audio Converter

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002GV876/ref=gno_cart_title_1

Which one is the correct one?

Also, do I plug the toslink mini-plug into the audio line in jack and then configure the sound settings?

The other option: Could I totally by-pass the digital input/output and just connect a Y-cable splitter from turn turntable to the iMac?

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Audio-Cable-Splitter-1-Mini/dp/B00004Z5CP/ref=sr_1_%201?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355212671&sr=1-1&keywords=rca+to+3.5mm

Thanks!

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The Mac might recognize the turntable as an input device

if you use the turntable's USB output to connect to an iMac USB port.

Otherwise, you would use the first converter you showed. The coax digital to optical digital converter. Then you would need a coax digital cable between the turntable and the converter, and a TOSLINK to mini-TOSLINK cable between the converter and the audio in on the iMac. http://www.amazon.com/Micca-Premium-Optical-Digital-Toslink-/dp/B0088IBRJE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355323528&sr=1-2&keywords=3ft+Toslink+to+Mini+Toslink+Cable

Hope this helps.

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Thank you sir.  That answered

Thank you sir.  That answered my question.  WIll report feedback after I gather the necessary items.

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jackfish wrote:

if you use the turntable's USB output to connect to an iMac USB port.

Otherwise, you would use the first converter you showed. The coax digital to optical digital converter. Then you would need a coax digital cable between the turntable and the converter, and a TOSLINK to mini-TOSLINK cable between the converter and the audio in on the iMac. http://www.amazon.com/Micca-Premium-Optical-Digital-Toslink-/dp/B0088IBRJE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355323528&sr=1-2&keywords=3ft+Toslink+to+Mini+Toslink+Cable

Hope this helps.

 

Hey jackfish finally got around to connecting everything up.  Still no luck.  I was always able to record vinyl via USB port but I was never able to hear what I was recording.  I was hoping this converter would be the trick.  I configured my 'Audio MIDI Setup' > 'Built-In Input' to 'Use this devide for sound input' but still not hearing any output through the speakers while playing a record.  Any other suggestions?

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Built in input is not the correct device.

You should be able to select the turntable as a device in Audio MIDI Setup. Something like "USB Audio Codec." Are you using Audacity in the Mac? Is there a "play through" or "pass through" button in Audacity?

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Recording_with_USB_turntables

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