G5 iMac and surround sound

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Schnebar, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    Ok my brother just bought a Logitech G51 speakers

    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/speakers_audio/home_pc_speakers/devices/3549&cl=us,en

    He did not do much research beforehand and I had to explain to him that it might be a challenge to get surround sound to them.

    He bought

    This adapter but it is only a mini to toslink.

    So basically now he has everything and wants my help setting it up.

    The problem is that the toslink

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    from the computer cannot plug into anywhere in the sub.

    The speakers only inputs are 6-channel direct or stereo RCA.

    We could always use the RCA if we needed to but it kind of defeats the purpose of surround sound.

    Is there a cable we can get or something to get from direct 6 channel to toslink or mini.

    I will do some more internet research but thought I would run it through here too.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It looks like the speakers you have won't support an optical input.

    The FireWave might be the only option here.
     
  3. Schnebar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just came across this thread about a guy with the same speaker and same question and they only said he needed some adapter but I don't think they told him the right information for these speakers.

    Thanks for the help.

    I will look at that firewave.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Toslink to Optical is just an adapter that lets you squeeze an optical output into a laptop by sharing the headphone jack.

    Once you get to optical you're going to need hardware that supports it. I know Logitech does make one set of digital speakers that will accept optical input.
     
  5. Schnebar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I would have researched it and found out what cables and stuff I needed if I was buying the speakers.

    By my brother is a little careless and just bought the ones on amazon that looked the coolest.

    Well I am guessing he will probably will have to live with the RCA cables.

    But he will only use it for iChat and iTunes so I guess it does not really matter.
     

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