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    Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 8:54pm
I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect USB-C to the Majestic. I also have a really expensive coaxial S/PDIF cable from GS that I've never used, would be nice if I could.

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Thanks, something like that could work with my Bitzie.

With the Majestic I wanted to go with coaxial, if possible, for the better sound quality.
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Is something like this http://lnx.m2tech.biz/products/evo-two/hiface-evo-two/ overkill?

Can be further combined with clock and power supply £££
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I have a 15" Macbook Pro with two USB ports & the headphone port can also be used for optical-out. I also use a small 12" Macbook Air with only a single USB-C port (using a USB C to 3 port USB-A adaptor into the Bitzie). Apple appears to have removed optical audio output support from the headphone jack on its latest 13" or smaller Macbooks. 

None of these ports would be compatible with coax as far as I am aware so you would need to use either the Majestic USB-B or optical input via the headphone port if your Macbook Pro has it.

Does anybody else know differently?
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They removed optical on latest MacBook Pro unfortunately.

Then I read this https://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html. Maybe I don't need to get wrapped up with optical after all?
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I didn't see your last reply whilst I was posting but yes that device seems like it could do the trick, albeit adding a second cable as well as the M2Tech ahead of the coax cable you already have.
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