Mac Mini Audio Output Suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DarkNetworks, May 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68000

    DarkNetworks

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    Apr 12, 2005
    #1
    Hi, I'm planning on purchasing a 42" LCD TV and would like to hook it up with my Mini. I'm currently leaning towards for; Video Output: DVi to HDMI from my Mini to the TV. As far as I know I'll need to output Audio via the Microphone Jack as a DVi to HDMI doesn't carry Audio. I'm not sure as to what type of Audio cable to go for in order to achieve the best quality. I'm currently using a regular 3.5mm - Male to Male connector and the output isn't really that great. Any suggestions to alternatives? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #2
    The best is to use an optical cable (Toslink) with a mini plug on one end. Connect it to any receiver with an optical input and you'll have digital audio.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Oct 22, 2005
    #3
    Yep, optical audio is the best you'll get out of the Mini.
     

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