how to: digital audio out?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nate13, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. nate13 macrumors 6502

    nate13

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    #1
    hey all! im hoping that maybe someone can point me in the direction to find how to do digital out? ive got a 1ghz iMac, and i cant for the life of me connect a older 4 piece speaker system + sub with digital in. my only other option would be getting a splitter and connecting the seperate inputs on the sub. thanx for the help! oh and btw, i tried connecting it to the headphone jack with no sound whatsoever. :(
     
  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    Maybe a USB sound Card? I don't know. I use optical out, but that's on my PowerMac.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    The iMac G4 (please specify the model of your Mac in the body of your post) does not have a digital audio out, just a headphone (analog, stereo) output.

    So to get digital surround output you will need a USB or Firewire interface like the M-Audio Sonica Theatre (which seems to be discontinued) or the Transit, which supplies a TOSLINK optical output.
     

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