1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 8:03 AM by Frank Caggiano
Jromeroalva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I need to connect a Mac Mini to an amplifier and a noise is creating a bad background all the time. I found as a solution a DAC, I wonder if Mac has an integrated solution or is there any other way to connect.


Mac mini, iOS 6.1, posible solution found a DAC
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    Is the noise a humming sound? If so you might be experiencing a ground loop. This happens when two pieces of audio equipment are connected to different grounds (sort of).

     

    You can try making sure both the Mac and amplifier are plugged into the same circuit. You could also try running a wire between the Mac and amp with the wire touching bare metal on both machines, like from one case to the other.  Not from anything electrical on either machine.