Hello, I did a search on the forums and am having trouble finding much info. I have the Grant Fidelity tubeDAC-11, and I am wondering what is the best way to hook it up to a 2011 Mac Mini Server or 2008 Macbook Pro laptop?
I see a lot of people who have PC's on the forums are using a USB to SPDIF converter, however, all newer Macs that I know of (including airport express) have a built in optical out hidden in the headphone jack.
The tubeDAC-11 has USB in, optical in, and coaxial in. I am not sure what is my best option here.
Currently I only have a USB cable to test it with, so I wanted to do some research before I invested in anything else.
Would a USB to SPDIF converter be pointless since the Mac's have built in optical out?
I have to do a run to one of the computers that is about 15-20ft, would that be a problem for optical or usb cables?
Thank you in advance. Hope this thread helps others with similar questions too!