Airport Express - Airplay - Speakers Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by belarocks, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. belarocks macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    I'd like to buy an Airport Express to connect to a power amp to use with a set of speakers I already own. My amp only has the old RCA style inputs (not optical). I'm confused as to what cable to use to connect the Airport Express to my power amp. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
  2. spykthomas macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2012
    The audio jack is analogue/optical so you can use a standard 2.5mm to RCA adapter in it.
  3. HMI macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2012
    The current gen express supports both analog and optical audio out. You can just purchase a basic 3.5mm>Stereo RCA cable for cheap. It's easy and works well!

    Have fun!
  4. rpg51 macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2012
    Do you know if there is any performance difference between optical cable and regular old cable?

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