does digital audio pass through a lightning to 30pin dock adapter ??

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  1. MysterMac macrumors member

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    well, does digital audio pass through a lightning to 30pin dock adapter or not ??
     
  2. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    The 30pin connectors have built in DACs, so the audio that comes out is analog.
     
  3. MysterMac thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, but don't you mean that the 30pin to lighting adapters have built in DACs ? Because a normal 30pin to USB cable doesn't (and therefore carries digital audio).

    But that still doesn't tell me whether the 30pin to lighting adapters pass through digital audio or not ? (do they pass through both analog and digital ?)
     
  4. MysterMac thread starter macrumors member

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    So, it's been a year. Still no answer. Some site this is.
     
  5. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I must have missed your post. You are right, the 30 pin to Lightning adapter is what I was referring to. A better question to ask would be does the 30 pin connector support digital audio output at all. And based on all of the pinout diagrams I've read it doesn't. Only the lightning connector does (that was one of the big upgrades).
     
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