sound on a power book

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by me2621a, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. me2621a macrumors member

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    hi im new to mac and i am considering buying a powerbook 15inch 1.67ghz.
    i recently purchased a set of 5.1 seround sound speakers.
    i know for PC notebooks they make mini pci sound cards that allow a system to support 5.1 seround sound.
    my question is there a piece of equipment out there that can do the same thing on a powerbook.
     
  2. Patch^ macrumors regular

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    im not too sure. but if the speakers have an optical audio jack, it might work, but tht might be just for the 17" Powerbook.

    best have a look at the technial specifications on apples site for the powerbook www.apple.com/hardware
     
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    The 17" PowerBook has both optical in and out, and will support 5.1 from capable Apps like the DVD player.

    If you don't want a 17" (why not???) then you'll need an external interface of which there are many.

    Check out the digital interface spec on your receiver and then search for a system that talks to it.
     

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