24" iMac and optical audio out....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yg17, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I just got a 24" iMac and love it...

    I got a quick question about the optical out...I know it has optical out (or at least I hope it does). But unlike my G5, there's no mention of optical in the Sound control panel, and there's not a red light in the headphone jack. Will it automatically detect everything once I plug in an optical cable or something? Also, what kind of adapter do I need to plug in a regular TOSLINK cable, and where can I buy them at? Thanks
     
  2. DigitalN. macrumors member

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    it is an auto detect port, and you need a TOSLink to the smaller headphone type connector, I cant recall what it is called right now. Basically it should come with the cable, if not, its probably pretty easy to find one.

    this end right here: http://www.worldofcables.com/store/catalog/Digital Audio - Toslink.jpg
     
  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Thanks :)

    Actually a lot harder to find one than you'd think. I had sorta assumed RadioShack would have them, but they didn't. The guy told me the only place who carries them was the Apple Store, but he told me they only have the 3.5 Toslink->3.5 Toslink cables, which would be useless for me. Ended up finding the adapter on Amazon. So no instant gratification :( Listening to music on the iMac's speakers suck when you're used to a 5.1 home theater system
     

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