Does iMac supports 5.1/7.1 sound system ?

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  1. cudo macrumors regular

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    As in the title. Can I just plug in the speakers and all is good ? Or do I need sort of a external sound card which is able of supporting it ?

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  2. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to hook your iMac to a 5.1 receiver via TOS-LINK (Optical Connection). You'll need to buy a mini-jack adapter in order to hook up optical through your audio-out port.

    The audio-in and audio out port supports both analog and optical jacks. Not sure about 7.1 capabilities though... might have to hold your breath until Apple comes around to supporting HD audio via mini-display ports in their products.
     
  3. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    seems like it will if you have the right setup. This is over USB though...
     

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  5. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    some three part Bose system, don't remember the model number.
     

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