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Old Apr 3, 2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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Mac Mini digital optical port?? where is it

I just got my first Mac.. a Mac Mini.. I'm a long time Windows/Linux user but I thought I'd chart some uncharted territory.. anyway.. some issues..

I had read on apple.com that it says on http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html

"Built-in speakers, combined optical digital audio input/audio line in, combined optical digital audio output/headphone out"

But on the back of my mac mini I only have a headphone output jack and the same for the input, where is the optical output... how would I make this work with my 5.1 surround sound system? Right now its just in Stereo mode which is driving me nuts b/c its not taking full capability of my sound system

Is there something I'm missing? Or is there some kind of USB adapter that can give me a real optical/coax digital output?

Thanks in advance for any help
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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You'll need a Mini-toslink to toslink adapter or cable. I'll plug into the headphone jack.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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You'll need a Mini-toslink to toslink adapter or cable. I'll plug into the headphone jack.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
awesome thanks man... hey another quick question that maybe you know the answer to, or anyone for that matter...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

thats a digital optical cable splitter, does anyone know how that works? is there a switch or something to designate which input you want to use or do you just only turn 1 input on at a time? what happens if both inputs are live will they both play simultaneously?
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thats a digital optical cable splitter, does anyone know how that works?
is there a switch or something...

"This device allows you to connect one toslink optical digital audio source device
to two different receiving devices such as a A/V receiver and a television. This
adapter is designed to split a single signal into two. It will not combine two signals
into one. It is generally a one direction adapter.

If you need to have two source devices go into a single input on a reciever, then
you need a switch. In that case try PID# 2946."



...when all else fails, READ the product description,

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