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2 options. It depends on whether you're using it for playback or recording. Keep in mind the signal is only as good as the file. So if, youre playing mp3 that are 128k, its realy not going to sound that great. YOu can run a stereo 1/8 m ( headphone ) to stereo 1/8 m, but make sure its not longer than 6ft. Also you can spend about $40 on something called an Imic made by griffin. This allows you to go usb2 to 1/8" m. Since youre running it to a stereo, which has volume control, you'lll have to do some adjusting on both ends, but make sure the signal is not too hot when youre patching to the stereo.stereo connection - 5de7e77.png You can go into ITunes/Preferences/Advanced/Importing, and check the sound quality your audio is set to import at. The higher the bit rate, the higher the resolution, the larger the file. So, it's give or take, and ideally your an external hard drive is where you would want to store your audio. Less stress on your hardd rive and processor(s) during playback.


Hope this helps, keep me posted.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

  • Keith Seekwhensir
    Keith Seekwhensir Jan 08, 2008

    ANd the ibook only has usb 1.1 ( correction ). Either or, if you're playing mp3s, the audio is to compressed to achieve a stunning sound without patching a studio grade compressor and or parametric eq.


    Again, keep me posted.

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