FireWave Surround Sound for Mac Awesome Price ...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OldSkoolNJ, May 15, 2007.

  1. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502

    OldSkoolNJ

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    So I have a 24 iMac that I have a 5.1 surround sound o but hooked up through spliiters as I was looking around for a surround sound card for the iMac. I had found the Griffin Tech Firewave but thought maybe I could wait and find other choices and or prices. It had been a while since I thought about it and then the other day started looking again. The normal retail on this is $99.99. I had seen down to $70 on e bay and amazon. The other day I went to their site and saw they are selling it for $40. I ordered it right up and paid $43 shipped. If you spend $50 or more it is free shipping. ANyway I got it in 3 days. If you have any Macs you want True Surround for this thing is great. Everything sounds better. Even the stereo stuff. They are still $40 so jump on it. http://www.griffintechnology.com

    Kevin :apple:
     
  2. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks Kevin. I inquired a little bit on the Firewave over in this thread yesterday:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=303579

    I thought $40 was the regular price, i didn't realize it was some sort of promotional price.

    In my master bedroom, I'm looking to disconnect my mac mini from my Dell 20" 2005 LCD once in a while and hook it up to my 40" Samsung 1080p 4095 LCD whenever I have something on it worth watching (a show or movie downloaded as a 720P avi file for example). I plan to hook have a receiver in my room too with small, but powerful speakers around the bedroom. I know my wife will be opposed, but watching HD content without surround sound is just not right.

    So I believe Firewave is what I need since my Mac Mini is a 1.42ghz PPC model (without the optical in/out). Am I right? The firewave would be my middle man to go into the receiver to get surround sound in my room?

    If I later get a new Mac Pro to replace out the Mini (or even get a new mini), would I still need this device as the new computer would have the whole optical out?
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    THe Firewave seems to be no longer available from wholesalers, only from Griffin directly, on special. In the past, this pattern has presaged the discontinuation of a product... Can't say if this is the case here, but if you want one, don't wait.
     
  4. OldSkoolNJ thread starter macrumors 6502

    OldSkoolNJ

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    This would be perfect for your situation. Also remember the Audio out on the Mac Mini is a TosLink (analog and digital combo output). SO you can run a direcdt digital line from your mini to the system.

    The firewave is still on there site but back to normal price so who knows whats going on with it.

    Kevin:apple:
     

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