Mac mini best audio out

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by trumb1mj, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. trumb1mj macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to find some sort of USB audio adapter to improve sound output from my mini. Does this exist? Is the mac 1/8" jack the best audio output? Thanks for any help on this.
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    That port offers digital optical audio up to 7.1. You need a Toslink cable with an miniplug on one end and conventional Toslink on the other. This should connect to a receiver capable of decoding the various digital codecs (e.g., Dolby Digital, DTS).
     
  3. trumb1mj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks caveman. I have a onkyo 607 and I do not see any specs/inputs for this TOS input. Does this mean my best option would be 1/8" mini jack to RCA cables for sound?
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    If you have the Onkyo TX-SR607 then you should have two optical ports on the back of the receiver.
     
  5. trumb1mj thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. trumb1mj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    using the audio out and a usb connector

    Caveman, thanks for the help. The audio is very nice through the POS connector. As a follow up, I would like to use the 1/8" audio out like I am now but I would also like to use an FM transmitter.

    Could this be done with a USB audio connector? Could something like this be used in conjunction with the audio out?

    Maybe using something like this: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic
     
  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    A number of people use that, but I have no experience with it.
     

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