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TOPIC: Really basic question on cabling

Really basic question on cabling 1 week 1 day ago #51802

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Prior to getting the Dirac DDRC-22D, I have used a MacBook Pro connected via USB to the PS Audio Direct Stream DAC to listen. Now with the DDRC-22D, I added an XLR from the DDRCs output to the XLR input on the Direct Stream DAC. I used the USB in the DDRC's USB connector to setup the file and save it to the DDRC-22. So, now that I've programmed the DDRC-22, how do I get my MacBook Pro to "see" the DDRC to output the sound to it???? I'm sure I could reconnect the USB to the Direct Stream DAC, but wouldn't that eliminate the DDRC from the chain? Am I explaining this well???

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Really basic question on cabling 1 week 19 hours ago #51803

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The DDRC-22D does not have a USB audio input. What generation is your MacBook Pro? If it is a 2015 or older then it has a mini-TOSLINK digital output which you can use to send a digital signal to the DDRC. If it is newer you will need to get a USB sound card.

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Really basic question on cabling 6 days 18 hours ago #51813

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hello Michael,
Thanks for the reply. I have a new 16” MBP with 4 USB-C and a mini headphone connector (not optical like previous MBPs had).

I think I bought the wrong miniDSP unit. I hope they’ll accept this week old DDRC-22d in exhange for the more expensive SHD Studio....

Paul
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