Cable for Airport Express to Amplifier?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SHNXX, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    I'm trying to set up airplay speakers via airport express.
    I am going to buy an amplifier like a Dayton 150 or the AudioSource Amp100.

    What type of wire do I need to connect the Airport Express to these amps?
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    2 options, depends on what your amp has on it.

    Analog
    3.5mm to RCA (headphone style plug to the round red and white connectors)

    optical
    the airport express has a mini toslink port, so depending on the connection on your amp you'll either need mini to toslink or mini to mini.
     
  3. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    I would go with the Analog headphone to RCA if you want a direct connection to the amp. You should not worry about sound quality loss. The only real problem you might get is hum, which is usually due to the cable being to close to a power cable or running parallel to some other cable.
     
  4. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks guys.

    i'm going with the dayton apa-150 so i guess i will go with the analog out.
     

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