Airport Express to Stereo Cable

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by RonW., Dec 5, 2013.

  1. RonW. macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    Couple questions:

    The signal coming out of the airport express is analog or digital?

    I was trying to stream iTunes via WiFi, to the a.e. then connect the airport express to my DAC then with RCA's to the pre-amp and 2 channel stereo.

    If the signal coming out of the a.e. is analog then I guess there is no need running through the DAC again, correct?

    If the signal is digital, what type of cable do I need to get to the DAC, a.e is analog/optical audio jack and input on the DAC is Toslink???

    Im getting mixed answers and I'm confused at this point. :confused:

    newb RonW.
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    From Apple tech page for Airport Express:
    So, yes, either analog, or digital audio is available from the output from your Airport Express, depending on what you use to connect.
    Standard audio minjack for analog, or a minijack with extended jack adapter for the digital output in the same connection.
    Apple sells this cable, which includes the adapter that you would need.
    Or, you can get a cable with the proper end - no adapter needed.
    (Great prices at!)
  3. RonW. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    Thanks DeltaMac



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