Responses from sfar

SPDIF cable same as coaxial cable?
jss49 - The problem with your suggestion is that doing a google search on any subject, audio or otherwise, brings up at least as much bad or confusing information as good. I think it's perfectly reasonable for someone to ask basic questions here w... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
Two pieces -- As edcyn mentioned, my Nola Boxer S1 speakers and the Nelson Pass Amp Camp Amp built from a kit. 
50’ Connection Between Mac and DAC
I agree with ljgerens. If what you have is an Airport Express model A1084 or A1264 with the combination optical and analog output, using a mini-Toslink to Toslink optical cable to connect over WiFi to a DAC is an excellent option. Any DAC with an ... 
ADD HINGES to existing removable DUST COVER
I should have been more clear, it was the character Emily Litella, an old woman with a hearing problem, played by Gilda Radner 
ADD HINGES to existing removable DUST COVER
That was Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live 
ADD HINGES to existing removable DUST COVER
Over the tube amp in my living room I use an antique silk scarf as a dust cover. The scarf has had more compliments than the amp. 
The musical wisdom of Ry Cooder.
Thanks @bdp24. They're now cool women and I think Ry Cooder gets at least part of the credit. 
The musical wisdom of Ry Cooder.
I've been a fan almost since he made his first recording. I have a wonderful memory from almost 30 years ago of my 11 and 6-year-old daughters bouncing around the back seat of my car screaming/singing "Little sister don't you do what your big sist... 
What do I need to play ripped CD's?
Most Macs of recent years don’t have Toslink output but they all have USB output and that can be used to connect to a DAC with USB input. If the Wadia doesn’t have USB input you could explore connecting via WiFi from the Mac to something like the ... 
Manufacturers with Excellent customer service
E.J. Sarmento - Wyred4SoundDave Thomson - Raven AudioCarl Marchisotto - Nola speakers 
What have you been working on in 2020?
Bought and built a Nelson Pass Amp Camp Amp kit and both the experience and the outcome were very satisfying. The marketing for the kit claims that anyone can build it. Since I had some soldering/kit experience, starting with a Dynaco SCA-35 kit m... 
How to connect Tidal to DAC wireless via iPad
I use an Arcam rPlay which connects directly to my router with an ethernet cable and accepts an Airplay signal from an iPad via Airplay. I'm using it for Amazon Music HD and the iPad has no interaction with the signal, it's just a control for the ... 
USB-C accessories and cables will work with a Thunderbolt 3 port. All Thunderbolt 3 ports are also USB-C ports, using the same style connector. I don't have any experience connecting to amplified speakers but I'm guessing that what you'd need woul... 
Oh, and if what you're trying to do is play music from the MacBook to the active speakers what you want on the Macbook is an output port, not an input. It would be helpful if you would list the specific model of the Macbook Pro. You can find that ... 
Please clarify. The MacBook Pro doesn't have any Lightning inputs. Depending on the model it has Thunderbolt and/or various versions of USB input. The iPhone and iPad have Lightning ports.