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Macbook Pro 13" 3.5mm output digital?

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Mundu, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. Mundu


    Joined: 31 Aug 2004

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    Location: SGC

    I've read that the 3.5mm output can be used as a digital connector using a toslink cable and a 3.5mm adapter. I just wanted to know if anywhere here is doing anything similar with a DAC or hifi system.
  2. Spyhop


    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 6,511

    Location: Cold waters

    Yep - I've used them just like that for years to output to a DAC.

    You can get direct TOSLINK to "mini optical" cables, so you don't always have to use a separate adapter.
    Last edited: 20 Sep 2009
  3. Al Vallario


    Joined: 3 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,534

    Location: UK

    I can't comment on the DAC or Hi-Fi side of things but can confirm what you've read about the digital output. I currently have a 13" MacBook Pro with digital output to a surround sound system using a TOSLINK cable and 3.5mm adapter. Works a treat.