ES-4 with macbook pro

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hpmk
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Post by hpmk » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:57 am

Everything works now! Thanks :)

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Post by nnamesor » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:29 am

I've been following this thread and finally have an ES-40 that I'm trying to connect to my MacBook and/or iMac.

I see much discussion re: SPDIF output from the Mac via > Toslink > Converter > Coax, however is there any reason why a 3.5mm > RCA cable like this, directly from the Mac to the ES-40 wouldn't work?:

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RCA to Mono 3.5mm Mini Plug S/PDIF Digital Audio Cable

http://www.ramelectronics.net/SPDIF.aspx

Is there any reason to deal w/ Toslink and a converter @ all, or am I missing something?

Thanks.

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Post by os » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:33 am

What an odd cable. I can't think of a single case where that would be useful.

You need a TOSlink converter. Whatever you can get out of a Mac on a 3.5mm jack is not digital audio.

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Post by nnamesor » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Ah - i assumed it couldn't possibly be that simple . . .

Thanks very much for the prompt response.

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