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I have a new MacBook Pro that has four USB C connections and a headphone output.  Unfortunately the headphone output no longer doubles as an optical digital output as did my older MacBook Pro.  Is there an adapter from USB C to optical or coax digital?  My DAC has optical and coax digital inputs and my source is a maximum of 96/24 music.  Thanks.

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12 hours ago, AvFan said:

Is there an adapter from USB C to optical or coax digital?  

Not an adapter, a DDC (digital to digital converter). Specifically, you need a USB to S/PDIF converter, something like this http://www.schiit.com/products/eitr. You will also likely need a USB C to USB A  adapter. Or maybe it's time for a USB DAC?

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1 hour ago, audiobomber said:

Not an adapter, a DDC (digital to digital converter). Specifically, you need a USB to S/PDIF converter, something like this http://www.schiit.com/products/eitr. You will also likely need a USB C to USB A  adapter. Or maybe it's time for a USB DAC?

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I have a Cambridge Audio CXN with USB input and I believe it will accept 96/24 over USB.  If so, all I need is to get usb c to usb b which shouldn't be an issue.  (famous last words!)   usb c to usb a adapter  <===> usb a to usb b cable  ====> CXN.  I need to verify if my new MacBook Pro will output audio via the usb c ports.  Anyone done this?

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7 hours ago, AvFan said:

If so, all I need is to get usb c to usb b which shouldn't be an issue. 

Sorry, I misunderstood what you were trying to do. You never mentioned the DAC has a USB input. That should be the best way to go.

 

Yes, a USB C to USB B adapter would be all you need, but I have never seen such a thing. I believe you will either need a USB C to USB B cable: 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/belkin-6-usb-type-c-to-usb-type-b-cable-black/5912600.p?skuId=5912600&amp;intl=nosplash.

or else a regular USB A to USB B cable with a USB A to C adapter: 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-usb-c-to-usb-adapter-black/6273110.p?skuId=6273110

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