5.1 surrond sound

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  1. neevan macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,
    I have 15" classic MBP(non-uni).

    This week i purchased creative 5.1 speaker system.
    Cable which connects from MBP to Speaker system has three pins on bath sides.....

    one end three pins are going to speaker input....when i connect any pin of the other end to my MBP ,only the front 2 speakers are working...

    my 5.1 speaker system doesn't have optical input(but has auxillary input).

    i found that TOSLINK mini-plug pin will work if speaker system has optical input...

    is there any other alternative for me to get the sound from all 5speakers...

    i just need sound from all 5speakers no doldy effect or 5.1 surround...

    Please help me...

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Joeprob223 macrumors newbie

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    I was in a similar situation the other day and I think I found a way to fix it...

    The aux in on your speakers probably has a built-in crossover, so if you feed the headphone output to it the front 2 and subwoofer should work. What I did was get a headphone jack splitter (probably a couple bucks at radioshack), connect that to the computer, then one output to the aux in, and the other to the surround l/r input on the speakers. That way, you will get sound on 4 speakers + sub, and only be missing the center.
     
  3. neevan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Joeprob223,

    Will try it today....
    and are there any settings to be completed on MBP for 5.1 speakers...because i just connected my speakers to MBP and didn't touch any settings ....

    if i am not bothering you...could you please send a link of the splitter i have to buy....a link from online(amazon or any)

    Thanks
     
  4. Joeprob223 macrumors newbie

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