rMBP optical out?

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  1. EuroMac macrumors newbie

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    I have attached my mbpr to an amplifier and some speakers - but via the headphone output which is low.

    I read the mbpr can do proper 'optical out' instead but does anyone know how?

    I looked in the sound settings, two separate sound settings panels, and it doesn't jump out at me.

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You have to connect an optical audio cable to it, a TOSLINK cable for example, with an end your amplifier accepts.

    3.5 mm TRS cables are analog, thus no optical transfer via that.
     
  3. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    Just plug an optical cable into the headphone jack, and voila, it switches to a proper optical out.
     
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