SP/DIF output to MB's firewire input

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lukerees83, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. lukerees83 macrumors newbie

    lukerees83

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    I have a 2008 Macbook pro, and an even older digital 8-track (Fostex VF08). I would like to transfer song onto my Mac but it only has an SP/DIF output and the mac a firewire input. Is there a cable that can do this?

    Or it also has the red & white sound outputs which I suppose could go into the MB's mic input. Would this be of lesser quality though?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    You would need some kind of FireWire audio card with an input option.
     
  3. Kyahx macrumors newbie

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    A) This is probably in the wrong sub-forumn

    B) Doesn't the MacBook Pro have mini-optical audio input?
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    Your MBP has optical in. It is the same jack as mic. You just need a cable that converts the optical out of your device to a headphone-jack-size optical in. Monoprice carries that.

    If your SP/DIF output on the device is coaxial cable instead of optical, you will need a little converter too. I believe Monoprice carries that as well.
     

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