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I just tried this (meaning using the MacBook's optical out) and it was a solid improvement over my normal mode for listening to iTunes (MacBook via 802.11 n (b/g compatible) > Airport Express> external DAC > headphone amp).
Streaming iTunes usually delivers pretty satisfactory results, but it's subject to RF interference and has a tendency to cut out when my MacBook is backing up wirelessly to my Time Capsule hard drive.
I might order a 10' optical cable and run it to my listening chair so I have the option of ditching the convenience of wireless for the stability of wired.
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I assume you are using the correct mini to standard toslink cable, right? And you can see the red light at the end of the cable before you plug it into the HK? Then just make sure you have the setting in the Audio Midi setup program set to digital out on the output settings.