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sorry for all the threads but i am like a kid in a candy store here.

 

as i mentioned in previous posts, i ordered a squeezebox duet and now am looking at other (better?) options...

 

is it possible and would it sound better for me to go out from my laptop spdif headphone jack direct into my theta dac ? is there an adapter that will allow me to go from headphone jack (not sure what that is called...) to coax digital cable? if so, would this not be the best sounding, most direct method and outperform sb?

 

 

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You can get up to 24/96 via the optical output on your Mac. You need a mini toslink adapter. They are a few dollars and a google search will show you many of them. I would use this route over the SB route. Plus you can still use the iTunes interface this way.

 

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Has several companies selling toslink cables and adaptors. I got mine for about £6 (at the current rate of exchange, by the time I've finished typing this sentence, that's about $6). And that was a 5 metre cable (or a lot of inches, in American).

 

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thanks chris and great site! i do not have a mac, just an hp laptop. i did get and adapter that will let me run digital coax to my theta so i am going to give it a go. i already ordered the squeezebox but now seem to see allot of negative stuff about sound. i guess i will just play with it and see.

 

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