better digital to audio converter for powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by excalibur313, Mar 6, 2005.

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    excalibur313

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    I have a pretty nice av system that I enjoy plugging in my powerbook and listening to itunes off it but I was curious if there was some way that i could convert the digital signal to analog better then the little mini jack. It's not too shabby but I am interested in a way to do it so that it sounds better.
    Thanks,
    Stephen
     
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    excalibur313

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    what do you guys think? I imagine it would be usb kind of like a sub woofer but just the amplifier
     
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    quackattack

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    There are quite a few options for external soundcards and DACs. I know that m-audio has quite a few. Maybe you should take a look at their site.

    For what it sounds like you are doing, you best option may simply be the Airport Express. It is relatively cheap, and I have heard that it has great sound when hooked up to larger audio systems. Plus no wires! Bonus.

    That is my suggestion, hope that helps.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Those M-Audip gadgets seem quite good, tad expensive though
     
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    JFreak

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    how about digidesign mbox? ;)
     

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