3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2014 2:47 AM by samtenor
lewyjay Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPad, iphone4S, and MacBook Air. I want to connect to a audio system wirelessly. How or what hardware do I need?

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), Also an iPad Air and iPhone 4s
  • samtenor Level 1 (20 points)

    First, there are "different" connectors - the old "Dock" connector and "lightning" port.

    I believe iPhone 4s is old Dock port.

    You did not mention your iPad model.

    MacBook Air - it does have a "audio out" port.


    If you have all the different kind of port, the best bet is using "Apple TV" to play your contents through wirelessly, only iPad 2 (and newer), iPhone 4s (and newer) and MacBook Air (mid 2011 and newer).


    My question is - what kind of sound system do you use.

    USB input? or typical "Right/Left" analog sound input?


    Digital sound input - SPDIF (Coax or optical)


    All these would the deciding factors for some certain peripherals - like "dock to audio out", "USB to digital out"

    with your "receiver" capability.

  • lewyjay Level 1 (0 points)

    iPad Air. I want to use my Apple devices as the source and connect to Mackie mixing board, or directly to Mackie DLM8 powered speakers.

  • samtenor Level 1 (20 points)

    ok, that did clear up the devices you are planning to use.


    You probably will need a 3.5 mm (stereo) to Mic Jack - Male to male for your mixing board -- since all the devices have the earphone jacks.

    Here is one of the examples - you can take a look.


    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=407844&gclid=CNWrgMyQg78C FS0aOgodBFQAhA&Q=&is=REG&A=details


    Unfortunately, it will be Mono when it reaches the mixing board.



    If you have more than 3 RCA jack inputs on the mixing board, then, you can use 3.5mm to RCA jack - it will be stereo. for example -