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PM me your number and I'll give u a call after work today. I've got a couple ideas.
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This might be a really simply question, but I truly don't know. Will most DACs work with Macbook pros? My friend works for apple, and can get me a MBP for extremely cheap, making it an awesome deal even compared to T61 lenovos, but will a DAC work with it? WITHOUT having to run boot camp or parallels? this dac of course would be a RSA predator or a pico if I could find one.
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This might be a really simply question, but I truly don't know. Will most DACs work with Macbook pros? My friend works for apple, and can get me a MBP for extremely cheap, making it an awesome deal even compared to T61 lenovos, but will a DAC work with it? WITHOUT having to run boot camp or parallels? this dac of course would be a RSA predator or a pico if I could find one.
MBP's have mini-optical out, right? With the right adapter any DAC with optical in would work with that. Were you talking USB?
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And if you can't get the mini-optical, you could always get the always well-liked Apogee Duet, which is made just for Macs. =D
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MBP's have mini-optical out, right? With the right adapter any DAC with optical in would work with that. Were you talking USB?
It does have the optical out.... so, if It has the optical out I wouldn't need a DAC? Just an amp? Or would I need an amp with an Optical in?I was asking would a USB dac work with macbook pros, apples site says it has :
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Combined optical digital audio output/audio line out (minijack)
According to this thread, the PICO dac will work with MBP, so I'm guess a predator will as well !
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f46/pi...oblems-287107/

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And if you can't get the mini-optical, you could always get the always well-liked Apogee Duet, which is made just for Macs. =D
I actually looked into the Apogee, and the breakout cable looks rather cumbersome, as I would hate all those cables tied up/flying around. I'd perfer 2 cables. One IC, one headphone cable
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You would run optical out to a DAC, then to an amp.

As far as I know, you can't use a DAC with an iPod anyway.
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You would run optical out to a DAC, then to an amp.

As far as I know, you can't use a DAC with an iPod anyway.
Hrmm, I found over at head-fi that your can get bit-perfect playback via USB
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f46/ma...estion-314781/

But if I got the MBP, it'd be: MBP>USB DAC amp [predator or pico]>SE530's
and when I'm using my predator as a portable amp, it'd be
iPod<LOD to mini< DAC AMP<SE530's.
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Need some halp here, if y'all are willing.

I'm putting together a nice little entertainment center, and I need 2 recommendations. Both would be preferred to be of nice build and sound quality, but moderately priced. I'm not cheap, I'm just not ultra-loaded either, lol.

A) A CD player.
B) A turntable, including needle recommendation.

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Need some halp here, if y'all are willing.

I'm putting together a nice little entertainment center, and I need 2 recommendations. Both would be preferred to be of nice build and sound quality, but moderately priced. I'm not cheap, I'm just not ultra-loaded either, lol.

A) A CD player.
B) A turntable, including needle recommendation.

Thanks in advance.
max price range for both components?
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Need some halp here, if y'all are willing.

I'm putting together a nice little entertainment center, and I need 2 recommendations. Both would be preferred to be of nice build and sound quality, but moderately priced. I'm not cheap, I'm just not ultra-loaded either, lol.

A) A CD player.
B) A turntable, including needle recommendation.

Thanks in advance.
Define cheap?

I've long oggled at the lower-end Denon CD players.
http://usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3288.asp

You can also look for a Playstation 1 SPCH-1001 for like $30-50, which has excellent sound quality.
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Define cheap?
A budget of $125-175 $200 each. New, B-stock or lightly-used.

EDIT: Nice Denon, but I'd prefer the CD player be single disc.
    
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