Connecting 2016 MBP with an AV Receiver

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mcomp112, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. mcomp112 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2017
    Anyone tried this? I assume a USB to Optical adapter would be required since Apple got rid of the Optical out. Any other solutions perhaps?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. xb2003 macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2016
    Unless you just need a digital connection to your receiver, an 1/8" to RCA (assuming that's what the inputs on your receiver are) would be easiest.

    Yes, some sort of a USB audio interface with optical out would be your best bet.
  3. groove-agent macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2006
    On most MBPs you can get a 1/8" to toslink optical cable and run it directly into a device that has optical in. Theoretically it should work but I can't say i've tried it. Depending on the converters in your stereo, it might not provide any advantage other than the convenience of having a smaller, single cable to your receiver.

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