External Soundcards

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Marade, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Marade macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I was wondering wether anyone could recommend any good external soundcards for my MBP? Seeing as how creative isn't at all compatible with Mac I'm pretty stumped. It should preferrably have 5.1 support for my current sound system.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    MacBook's/MacBook Pro's soundcard has optical out which is capable of deliverying 5.1 surround sound.

    As long as your amplifier has optical in, you'll be fine.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    They've already asked this question in another thread it seems. In that thread, they specifically are looking for 7.1 surround sound.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    Well I'm going by the original post which states:

    I only have a 5.1 setup so can't test to see if it outputs 7.1 surround sound. But I can't see why not.

    Most DVD's are 5.1 anyway.
     
  5. Marade thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, I didn't realise that. So all I need to get is a 3.5mm to optical cable?
     
  6. Minkintosh macrumors newbie

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    M-Audio

    If you want any audio products for the mac you should check out the http://www.m-audio.com/ website. Their products work well.
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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  8. Marade thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    off topic somewhat...but does anyone know you can get 5.1 sound in boot camp with a MBP?
     

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