Optical output on rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UBS28, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Do rMBP's have an optical output? I tried an optical cable on the headphone output but that didn't work.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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  3. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Never mind. It was my DAC + AMP that was causing the problem. It is working fine now.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What DAC are you using? Depending on the model you may get better sound quality out of a USB input.
     
  5. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using the Chord Hugo (with the Sennheiser HD800). I believe it will do 192khz @ 24bit using optical so it should be atleast as good as USB?
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Except the MBP is limited to 24/96 on the optical out, so even if your DAC will do it, the computer will not. You're still better off with asynchronous USB as the DAC will take care of the clocking instead of trying to restitute it from the MBP's optical signal.
     

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