What surround sound speakers will work with my iMac G5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AlmightyG5, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for surround sound speakers for xmas. I am trying to stay in the $100 sub level here. The problem ive noticed after reserching abouts speakers is that my iMac doesn't have 3 analog ports that most cheaper speakers require. And all the speakers that accept digital, which i can use my iMac's optical out...is way above $100.(logitech 5500).

    So my question is....Does anybody know of some surround sound speakers, or cheap adapters for my budget that will be compadible with the iMac G5's one analog/optical out port?

    edit: Heres a list of many speaker sets im looking at...the high priced ar the only one sthat support optical i believe:speakers

    Do These have an optical input?:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=161872&CatId=0

    or these:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068249&CatId=489
     
  2. jxself macrumors newbie

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  3. AlmightyG5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i could by speakers for that much.... But i might have a solution! The RealWorld Technology Sicuro RW-670XL 5.1 Have a feture that lets you get sound out of all the speakers with a 2-channel sound card...This Reviewmentions it. So i could use the cable it comes with to hook the system up to the analog out on my iMac...right?
     
  4. jxself macrumors newbie

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    Switching up from two channels into five isn't quite as nice as true five channel sound, because the hardware must guess as to what speaker(s) to send the output to based on where the sound is supposed to be coming from: Is it in front? To the side? Behind? Sometimes it works well, other times not so.
     
  5. AlmightyG5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i understand it wont be true surround...however from reading reviews...people say its good with 2channel. I just want sound coming out of all the speakers when i listen to music.
     
  6. jxself macrumors newbie

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    In that case, it would work. :)
     

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