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Here is a question that has been pestering me...


I currently have my entire CD catalog encoded in Apple Lossless format on my mac. Thus, the CD and the Lossless file are exactly the same.


BUT, how do I get the same quality from those files as I do when I play them back through my CD/Blu Ray player.


To be clearer: My CD/Blu Ray player is connected via RCA's to my my Sony ES amp and my Mac is connected via a mini stereo/RCA to my Sony ES. The blu ray sounds better--much better. So, I beleive it is either the wires or the pre amp in the mac.


My question: How do I get the best sound from the files on my Mac to my stereo?
 

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Don't use the analog audio output on your Mac. Get a USB audio device. Or an Airport Express.
 

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I am using an airport express... sounds like crap. Perhaps I need one with optical out (do they all have it?). If so, my amp accepts optical in... what kind of cable would I need?


Much thanks.
 

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^^^


yes, they all do... the output port is both digital and analog... it automagically knows what to do depending on what you plug into it...


edit: here is the cable that you need
 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by peanutcrunch /forum/post/19609836


Thanks Chris!!


BTW, is there a big difference between going (via TOS) from the Mac vs. going through Airport?

you are welcome...



what chris says below...


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Originally Posted by ChrisWiggles /forum/post/19610024


As long as you're using digital SPDIF on both, it should be the same.
 
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