Decent Optical Speakers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by iindigo, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. iindigo macrumors 6502a

    iindigo

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    I'm buying an iMac G5 in a week or so (20" 2Ghz!) and I'm curious as to what speakers to buy to take advantage of the optical audio out. I haven't owned or heard a 5.1 system before, would they be worth it? Would an optical-based 2.1 system sound better than an analog-based 2.1? Also, if I bought a 5.1 system, would my stereo music play through all of the speakers?



    Thanks!
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    you want a reciever that takes advantage of an optical input. speakers would they plug into the reciever.
     
  3. iindigo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh well thanks for clearing that up :) I'm open for suggestions on good receivers then - also are there any small receivers? The ones I've seen look rather large, like a small VCR or something -

    I'm beginning to think that I'd be better off sticking with analog.
     
  4. RJP31484 macrumors regular

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    I am looking for a receiver as well. it does not have to be digital, but it does have to be SUPER cheap ($100 or less?) and have those spring-loaded clips for attatching speaker wires(at least 2) and a 1/8" or 3/4" stereo input. it doesnt have to be really powerful. I am just trying to run a pair of 10" cabinet speakers from my iMac. does anyone have a piece of equipment like this lying around they would like to sell me? or does anyone know of a place online I could get a used Item like this cheaply? I tried ebay, but no go.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=4&subcategory=136&product=9468

    http://us.creative.com/products/welcome.asp?category=4

    or you can buy the set decoder and the speakers.

    I like this one because the airport express,playstation 2, and my dvd are plug in. however, you can buy better ones than this, but it gets the job done.
     

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