HELP!! Need Optical Audio Out on MBP 15in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TB_202, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. TB_202 macrumors newbie

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    Need Optical Cable (TRS) Audio Out on MBP 15in

    This for use to plug up to a sound system.
    I dont know why they removed this jack as it was previously on 2015 models.

    Does anyone know a good adapter that can be used for a 3.5mm and produce the same sound, or am I screwed.

    PLEASE HELP
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    USB c dac Is the answer.

    Something like this

    http://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-Type-C-DAC


    Unfortunately the dac makers are not up to speed and this is the only one currently available, you can of course use any USB dac and an adapter.
     
  3. markusberger macrumors member

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    The removed the optical output? Why?? I've been using it for a decade now, that's such a nice feature, my 2011 MBP still has it....
     
  4. Coco Nuts macrumors member

    Coco Nuts

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    G-R-E-E-D
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    OP wrote:
    "Does anyone know a good adapter that can be used for a 3.5mm and produce the same sound, or am I screwed."

    Is it true that the 2016's -don't have- optical output?

    If so, there's no way to "convert" an analog-only 3.5mm headphone output to digital.
    Can't be done.

    The only alternative is to "go through the USB port" with an adapter/converter.
     
  6. TB_202 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes the 16s dont have optical output, only usb C ports and one 3.5 mm jack

    thats why I'm definitely tryna figure out how to output from here to my TOSLINK female slot
     

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