MBP audio ins and outs...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frshhh, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. frshhh macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2007
    Hi, im new here so please be gentle :p

    Right, I'm gearing up to buy a MBP 17" for use with various audio apps and am a bit confused about the audio in/out.

    Am i right in thinking that the same minijack sockets are used for both analog and digital ins an outs? and if so how do i utilise the digital option, such as outputing digitally to my PCs soundcard for instance (an E-MU 1212m) which has ADAT and spdif ins?.. if so, how (what cable would i need?)

    cheers for any advice.
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Fibre Optic 1/8" To SPDIF Cable

    Yes you are right. It's a fibre optic 1/8" to SPDIF cable.
  3. mustard macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2005
    You will need something like this setup.

    Link to Apple Store

    It is nothing more than a standard Optical Audio Cable with a toslink adapter.

    If you already have a cable and just need an adapter they do exist

  4. Edwin the Elder macrumors member

    May 4, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    I presume that to connect my MacBook to my Apple iPod Hi-Fi I would need 2 adaptors?

    Also - these things are not easy to track down locally; I would need to order. Is the improved sound quality significant over a standard mini plug cable?


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