Mac mini to eq using toslink?


I am wanting to try to use my behringer dac to see if it improves the sound of my stereo. Would i be able to use a mini toslink adapter and toslink cable and then go to the eq from the mac mini? Thus keeping it in the digital realm before the dac?
streetdaddy
if the dac accepts toslink, then it will work fine. if the dac uses coax, i would recommend going out of the mini to a jitter device, then use coax into the dac. going straight into a dac from a mac or any other music server without a dac sounds terrible..
I don't understand question and the answer.

"Would i be able to use a mini toslink adapter and toslink cable and then go to the eq from the mac mini?"

What eq - you mentioned going to Beringer DAC.

"going straight into a dac from a mac or any other music server without a dac sounds terrible.."

Are you saying we need two DACs?

You are right. I messed up the question. I meant from mac mini to behringer eq then to a paradesea dac. Sorry for the confusion
Mac mini has only optical out and if your Beringer EQ has coax input use adaptor toslink/coax on the side of EQ (run Toslink all the way). Toslink is not very good for jitter (but good for braking ground loops) being slow but you don't have a choice with MAC-mini. If you make your own coax, like I did, be sure to use proper impedance cable and connectors. Typical RCA connector for S/PDIF, for instance, is not 75 Ohm and you'll get reflections on impedance boundaries but 75 ohm RCA connectors are available.
go out and purchase a jitter device (monarch, audio alchemy, genesis, etc..) and go from your mac into this jitter device using a toslink cable. then go from the jitter device into an external dac using a digital coax cable. this will give you optimal sound. don't try to make cables or convert 1 type of cable to another. also, skip the usb connection until somebody comes out with a dac that actually will work with a usb cable. the new audio research dac just might be the ticket for the folks loooking for a usb dac.
Rb,
I have a paradesea usb dac, what is a matter with that? Also, to use a toslink from the mac mini you would need to use an adapter{ mini jack/toslink } as there is not an optical output that i know of.
you need to get an adapter at your closest fry's for $2 and place it onto your toslink cable and plug it into your mac. the adapter is a little longer and allows the mac to send digital signals. all of my mac and airport express devices uses this setup. i have never heard of your dac. what you can do is try the connection from your mac to the dac using a toslink cable and see for yourself if there is a difference. only you can tell. if you don;t hear a difference then you are in good shape.
Rb,
The paradesea is the dac that sells for $500 on ebay. A lot of agon members have it or have tried it. Usually gets very good reviews when compared to pricier dacs.

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0406/mhdt_laboratory_dac.htm

I will try out the optical connection. I am assuming you are saying the optical connection is better than the usb. Is this correct?
correct