Surround Sound

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  1. g5_11 macrumors member

    g5_11

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    I have recently looked into buying some new speakers and a reciever. I was wondering if the optical out on the G5's supported surround sound or if it is possible on a mac. Does anyone have any experience with surround sound and macs? If not is the an external usb device you can buy?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It supports Dolby Digital/DTS pass through in DVD player only. This means that you need an external amp/receiver that can decode the surround sound signal, the Mac does not do the processing itself.
     
  3. KittenKrusher macrumors regular

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    You could get a speaker system that does the decoding. The Logitech Z-5500 THX ones do this.
     
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    I think it does support surround sound on other apps... What about A.pack from FC Studio... ? And my PB 17" has surround too right? (rev D)
     
  5. g5_11 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just picked up a yamaha surround sound receiver and am going to be getting some new speakers this week. I have yet to try the receiver with the mac as I dont have an optical cable but its good to know that it should work.
     

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