how to: digital audio out?

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

  1. nate13 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2004
    Fargo, ND
    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


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
    Maybe a USB sound Card? I don't know. I use optical out, but that's on my PowerMac.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    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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