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    Connecting Arcam rdac to Imac

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    Connecting Arcam rdac to Imac
    Hi
    Need a bit of set up help please.

    I have an arcam rdac connected to my imac via usb. This shows up in my list of audio devices in the 'Sound' menu in system preference.

    I also have a pair of bose external speakers attached.

    the problem being that I can only choose one of these as the output source. If I choose the bose speakers then the rdac is having no effect and if i choose the rdac as the output source then the theres no sound.

    Im clearly doing something wrong just not sure what.
    Thanks in advance

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    Connecting Arcam rdac to Imac
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    Are the speakers attached to the rdac? Or the headphone jack?
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    Connecting Arcam rdac to Imac

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    Neither they are connected via usb with no audio input jacks available on the speaker hub so Ive come to the conclusion that this is a non starter. The speakers are computer specific so I dont think I can add my dac using these speakers

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    Connecting Arcam rdac to Imac
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    There's no way to connect the speakers to the rdac? It's my understanding that's how this works... digital audio output to a dac output to an amp/speakers.
    Or are you trying to do something else?
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    Connecting Arcam rdac to Imac

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    Unless your Bose speakers have a built in amplifier you would need the Arcam rDac to connect using a stereo phono interconnect to a stereo amplifier which would then drive your speakers. Let me know what mode Bose speakers you have so I can be a bit more specific.
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