I have a MacBook Air (2012) that I'd like to use as a source for my first hi-fi separates system.
However, I'm not sure....what kinds of outputs does it have in order to hook it up to an amp? Coaxial? Optical? I think I read somewhere that it only has analogue? Please could someone explain what this means for connectivity to an amp!
Also, the amp I'd like to get is the Marantz PM6005, which has a built-in DAC. Does this mean that
a) if the Mac only has analogue output after all that's okay, because the amp's DAC will handle it? and
b) if the Mac does actually have its own crappy DAC, witll the amp's better one bypass/override it? And how would I connect the Mac to the amp?
Advice much appreciated by a beginner!