are klipsch promedias compatible with macbook?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by plunar, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    my concern is that the the klipsch's are analog only, and the macbook only has line output. would the logitech 5500 with optical be the better way to go?
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The MacBook has analogue and digital out. The speakers will work just fine.
  3. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    yes, the macbook has analog out, but that is mini-jack stereo. i'm under the impression that only an optical line will allow me to get 5.1 surround, short of something like a firewire converter. is this correct? i don't want to be feeding my speaker sytem through a receiver box, so if i can't just plug the klipsch in directly and get 5.1, i'll go with the logitech.
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    You didn't say you had analogue surround speakers. :p No, you're going to need to get an external sound box to get more than stereo out of the MacBook over analogue, since it doesn't have the physical outputs required.

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