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Cambridge DACmagic w/ Macbook

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HI Folks, I haven't been able to find anything about this topic by here goes:

I have an original Cambridge DACmagic (not the 100 or the +). It lists in the tech specs that it is fixed to an input signal of 16 bits when coming through on USB. So theoretically it's still upsampling to 24 bits (it's fixed at this for all signals) but I'm getting the upsampled audio and not the actual 24 bit signal if I'm playing 24 bit audio. Am I correct here??

So I've been reading about this limitation and people are saying I can use the "optical/digital" audio out on my macbook. DOes this mean the headphone jack? So I need to get a cable that goes from 3.5MM stereo mini to optical??

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