Volume controler on OPTICAL ????

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by colour, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Mar 13, 2009
    #1
    My set up consists of a MACBOOK PRO 2011 with a toslink cable connected to a Panasonic home 5.1 stereo system.

    It works perfectly, the sound is great but the only thing I don't like is that i cant control the volume the volume control is disabled when the toslink cable is plugged in.

    Is there software or something that i would be able to control volume in OSX when the toslink cable is plugged in and using my speakers which are 4 meters away
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    #2
    This is not possible unfortunately. It's up to your receiver to deal with volume when using the optical output. It's just the way it works.

    EDIT : Spoke to soon. Maybe this workaround can help.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Hong Kong
    #3
    No its not the way it works

    I have been running a Toslink to the DAC to the amp for a year no problem with volume control keys or slider.

    Then I install a new drive and start over with Lion, and with wire out is fine, with Toslink out no controls...

    What gives?
     

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