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5.1 channels on MacPro

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Whiteapple, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Whiteapple

    #1
    Hello all,

    I am now ready to buy a MacPro, for digital photography purposes.
    But I would also like to be able to have great quality sound, (it doesnt need to be real professional though, but I like good sound)

    My currentsetup:

    Pc with Audigy 2ZS Platinum Pro

    Mini-Jack to XLR:
    2 x Yamaha MSP5 Active Studio Monitors (Front)
    1 x Alto M4A Active Studio Monitor (Center)
    1 x Yamaha SW10 Active Subwoofer

    Mini-jack to coaxial analog (L+R)
    2 x Mission mid-size Hi-Fi speakers connected to Marrantz stereo tuner. (rear)


    There, now I'm getting rid of this PC, i'm still keeping the speakers of course.

    I was thinking of some case in which you enter through optical in (5.1) and which distributes your signal to your 6 speakers (preferably XLR or Jack)

    Do any of you have any suggestions on how to experience a convicing DTS and DD 5.1 (EX maybe) sound on your mac (in this case MacPro) ? Thank you for any information, it willl be fully appreciated :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    scottlinux

    #2
    Look for an interface from m-audio, or other products like that. The macs do all have a toslink (5.1) out, but that has to go to a receiver, or similar, which then goes to the 5.1 speakers. It is just a single digital line.
    Your best bet is to probably get an external I/O box from m-audio. They have hookups to regular powered speakers, like the outs of your audigy 2.
     

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