Digital Audio Out on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DaLurker, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    So got a quick question about the Digital Audio out on my Macbook. If I want to connect it to my Logitech Z5500 via Digital Out (Z5500 support coax and optical and 6Ch Direct) what adapter do I need? I hear something like a toslink connector or something?

    Any help would be great! Thanks
     
  2. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    mini toslink
    I know it comes with the airport monstercable connection kit but don't know if you can find it anywhere else
     
  3. mkubal macrumors 6502a

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    mini toslink from monoprice

    I bought a couple of these a few months ago (because they're so cheap). They work great in addition to a standard toslink cable. You can also buy a toslink to mini toslink cable if you want, but I prefer to use the adapter and have a normal toslink cable if needed.
     
  4. DaLurker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So using this adapter in the link, can I just hook up a normal toslink cable (ie such as the one I use to hook up my DVD player to my receiver)? Or would I need to pucrhase mini toslink cable?
     
  5. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Yup, just use a normal toslink cable with that adaptor.
     
  6. DaLurker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I just dropped by my The Source by Circuit City (Radio Shack basically) and bought a toslink with Dual Connectors!! So both ends has 3.5mm and the standard toslink connector!

    Finally I can listen to my music and watch DVD's at 5.1 with Dolby DTS :cool:
     
  7. sparky977 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a PureAV mini toslink output for my Macbook Pro. I just tried a Dolby 5.1 DVD and a DTS 5.1 DVD but my receiver is not getting the 5.1 input. Am I missing something here? My System Preferences>Sound says that I have Digital Output working.
    Any ideas or help would be VERY much appreciated.
     
  8. sparky977 macrumors newbie

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  9. sparky977 macrumors newbie

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    nevermind, i finally found the answer about 10 pages into searching the forum.
     
  10. 2fives macrumors regular

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    While we're on the subject I may add the analog audio from the headphone jack is total crap. Serious low quality. It's almost mandatory to use a digital connection for audio listening.
     

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