Can I use this to get surround sound using my Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Ausfernan, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Bump? I could really use some advice if anyone can help me
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Which MacBook Pro? And what are you trying to output to? Speakers? Headphones?
     
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    Late 2011, 13" model. I have just one 1/8" headphone jack. I'm trying to output to a speaker system with three 1/8" inputs (front, sides, surround/back). I'm currently using two headphone splitters to get sound out of all of them but everything is just standard stereo, no surround sound.
     
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    The product questions on the amazon page seem to suggest it will work with a Mac. Your MBP is new enough to support 5.1 surround sound.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    I see. In which case, that should work.

    The reason I asked was because the 15" MacBook Pro has an optical output, and if you're trying to output to a surround sound system with a receiver, then it would be better to use the optical output.
     
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    Thank you for your help!
     

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