Is this the best way to connect a stereo receiver to a Mac?

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  1. Nostromo macrumors 65816

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    No reply?

    That's a song by the Beatles.

    Could I play it through bookshelf speakers, connected to a receiver, connected to the Mac via usb 2.0 with the above device?
     
  3. bgd macrumors regular

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    I have the amp connected to the headphone jack. Works fine for me and the cable didn't cost $33. :)
     
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    My headphone jack is bad. You can't repair it, as it's soldered to the logic board.
     
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    You didn't connect it via a toslink with optical cable from headphone jack? Sounds like you're just double amping which is inefficient.
     
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    What is your opinion of the Behringer audio interface?
     
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    Yes. So long as the issue with your headphone jack isn't anything beyond the headphone jack.

    That device, from the product description should do what you want it to do.
     
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    I'm trying hard to think of something good to say about Behringer. About the only thing that comes to mind is "low price".
     
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    I once noticed when plugging in headphones and pulling them out again that the built-in speakers no longer worked.

    I wriggled a bit, and the speakers went back on.

    So I don't really know what's wrong.

    Thanks for the thumbs up towards the Behringer.

    Am I right that you get better sound quality when going through USB than gong through the headphone jack?


    Please give an example of a unit that you have something good to say about.

    I came across the Behringer on Amazon.
     

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