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    Hooking MacBook Pro to HiFi
    Hi,

    Every bit of music I own is on my MB Pro. Both imported cd's and downloads from iTunes. I would like to find out what I need to do so that I can plug my MB Pro into the DAC on my HiFi. What cables or options exist for me to do this? The inputs on my DAC are AES/EBU, Toslink, XLR and Digital RCA.
    If anyone uses their MB as a music player in their audio system, please help me figure this out.
    Thanks
    Neil M.

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    Toslink is an option, as long as one end is a 3.5mm digital audio plug (headphone style).

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    I think the headphone out jack is analog. I want to figure out how to feed digital directly into my DAC. I presume that I need either a firewire or usb cable with one of the input options I mentioned in my original post. Thanks though.
    Thanks
    Neil M.

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    The MBP headphone jack is both analog and digital.

    You need a mini-toslink to toslink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    The MBP headphone jack is both analog and digital.

    You need a mini-toslink to toslink.
    Fair enough, I'll find one of those. Thanks for the help to all.
    Thanks
    Neil M.

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