MacBook Pro Early 2011 13 Inch - What sound processor ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BittenApple, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    Does anyone know what kind of sound chip it has ?

    Just interested because I like the sound of early iPods (with the Wolfson DAC) and MacBook Pro doesnt sound as good as those early iPods.

    thanks !
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    @BittenApple: They use Cirrus Logic audio chips. At least the 2011 MBPs support TOSLink, which does not use the amplifier in your MBP, IIRC. If your external amplifier supports TOSLink, then use it, because external amplifiers are usually better than the amplifiers in mobile hardware.
  3. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Dont all Pros?
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Cirrus Logic.

    If you're an audiophile, no onboard solution will sound good, you're better off with a dedicated DAC and amp.

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