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plunar
Jan 15, 2007, 02:31 AM
my concern is that the the klipsch's are analog only, and the macbook only has line output. would the logitech 5500 with optical be the better way to go?



Chundles
Jan 15, 2007, 02:33 AM
my concern is that the the klipsch's are analog only, and the macbook only has line output. would the logitech 5500 with optical be the better way to go?

The MacBook has analogue and digital out. The speakers will work just fine.

plunar
Jan 15, 2007, 03:16 AM
yes, the macbook has analog out, but that is mini-jack stereo. i'm under the impression that only an optical line will allow me to get 5.1 surround, short of something like a firewire converter. is this correct? i don't want to be feeding my speaker sytem through a receiver box, so if i can't just plug the klipsch in directly and get 5.1, i'll go with the logitech.

apfhex
Jan 15, 2007, 03:26 AM
You didn't say you had analogue surround speakers. :p No, you're going to need to get an external sound box to get more than stereo out of the MacBook over analogue, since it doesn't have the physical outputs required.