5.1 channel speakers and imac ??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hydralucent, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. hydralucent macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to attach 5.1 channel speakers. There is only one speaker jack on the iMac. How can this be done?
     
  2. Hobodale macrumors member

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  3. hydralucent thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's not what I wanted to hear... but thanks for the info.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, the iMac has optical out, you'll just need a compatible speaker system.
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, if you have a pair of 5.1 analog speakers (with three minijack connectors; i.e. left/right, rear, center/sub), you need the firewave, which supposedly sucks.

    You'll need a pair of digital speakers, like the Z 5550, that have optical.
    Good luck!
     
  6. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    It depends on which 5.1 speakers you have. If you have ones with an optical input, like the Z-5500, then all you need is a simple TOSlink to 3.5mm (or mini-TOSlink) adapter like the one on this page.
     

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