View Full Version : no need for "audio interface" for PowerBook?

Sep 17, 2006, 03:43 AM

I have a PowerBook 15 (the last PB revision), which has digital optical in and out. Does this mean that I can connect the digital out of a DA/AD converter straight into my PB? If this is possible, this means that I don't need a seperate firewire/USB "audio interface" to get sounds into and out of my Mac, right?

Sep 17, 2006, 06:30 AM
Unless you want to do more involved stuff like clocking your SPDIF I/O, nothing else is necessary.

Sep 18, 2006, 12:42 PM
i use the s/pdif out on my g5 for my d/a converter, but i don't know of anyone using the s/pdif in. if you get it working, let us know?