View Full Version : Cheap solution for 4-channel audio w/ MacBook Pro?

Bill Gates
Oct 28, 2006, 03:58 PM
I will soon have a 15" MacBook Pro in my possession. Currently, I use an external Creative Extigy in order to have front and rear speakers hooked up to my laptop. The Extigy is not a very good solution, and it doesn't work well with Macs at all. I'm wondering what a cheap, quality solution would be in order to allow me to continue to use all 4 of my speakers with the MacBook Pro. TIA!

Oct 28, 2006, 04:33 PM

Bill Gates
Oct 28, 2006, 04:38 PM
That should do the trick! Any other products for this?

Oct 29, 2006, 12:42 AM

I think this is $200. There are interfaces from www.m-audio.com, edirol, and others, but they are in the hundreds of dollars.

Not sure- their may be some pcmcia / pccard / expresscard options out there.

Oct 29, 2006, 05:36 PM
Depending on what you have right now, it might be an idea to upgrade the speakers to an optical-connected 5.1 system. You can upgrade your 'soundcard' and speakers at the same time in that case.