Audio adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jethryn Freyman, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    I went out and bought 5.1 channel surround sound speakers a while ago, back when I did things and thought later. They came with 3 inputs for full surround sound, my Macbook Pro only has one input (optical input, I think.)

    Are there any adapters that could I could plug the speakers in? Failing that, are there any ExpressCard sound cards that take 3 inputs?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    I'm having trouble visualizing what 3 it could have - either it's discrete, which would be 6 (5+1), or it would be optical/coaxial for SPDIF digital. The Mac has digital available through TOSLINK optical (it needs the 3.5" adapter).
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    It's 5 + 1.

    1. Looking for a 3 discrete input to TOSLINK adapter, if that exists.

    2. Any word on Express Card sound cards?
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Ok, I think I have it figured out - you have 3 mini stereo jacks? One is C/Sub, one is L/R Rear and one is L/R Front.

    If you can find one (discontinued), I've read some success stories with this (Firewire interface):

    Griffin Technology: FireWave - Surround Sound for Mac
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    That'll do the job, thank you.
     

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