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An Optical to RCA adapter will work fine. There will not be any noticeable latency. Just make sure your amplifier takes 1/4" or RCA input.


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You cannot run SPDIF cables on an iMac , simply because SPDIF use RCA connectors .. Your data will get scrambled if you use an adapter on it. If you want to use 7.1 your iMac. The only way you can do it is with a significant quality AD/DA Convertor (Sound Card), which works a primary sound card for your iMac. Your iMac will generate outputs only based on ...


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I have just purchased a D50 as an replacement and upgrade for my broken H4n. I have first considered using a Sound Devices MixPre D as front end going into the digital in of the D50, too. But after some research on the net I have learned that: a) this would require using a separate box to get the signal from the AES out of the MixPre into the SPDIF in of ...


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I've got Marantz and absolutely love it. Optical In takes 2 channels and I use it as much as XLRs, in cases when I need to rip something from web, or as Save as... function with demo software. D50's microphone would be slightly better I think, but convenience and inter-transferability of SD card storage format makes Marantz a winner straight away (or at ...


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