Airport Express Connection question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kerb, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2004
    Lancashire UK
    Just wondering what kind of digital out it is on the Airport Express.

    I want to get the bits of a connection kit I need as £30 for Apples one is a bit steep.

    So what size/type the digital out is would really help me out.

    I assumed the analog is a headphone out?

  2. Guest


    Jun 3, 2002
    The connection used is a 'mini' toslink or 3.5mm toslink connection, you need a 3.5mm to Toslink cable such as this:

    you can usually pick cheaper ones up in places like Argos, Comet or Dixons etc.. but a branded one like Profigold, QED, Chord etc will set you back anywhere between £30 and £300!

    The connector is a dual purpose connector, it will accept the optical connection (as stated above) or a standard 3.5mm Stereo analog output (same as those used on headphones). To connect to your stereo you would need a 3.5mm Jack to x2 Phono connector such as this:

    As the signal is only stereo, analog connections are preffered, depending on your hifi system.

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