How to output 5.1 sound from a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by apomarinov, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. apomarinov macrumors member

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    I've encountered the way where you connect from mini DP on the mac to the HDMI on the reciever, but is it possible to output 5.1 to a system with inputs like this one ?
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    your mac does have optical out also, that amp doesn't appear to have optical in though.

    You can use something like this to convert optical to 6 channel analog.

    you'll need a "toslink to mini" optical cable - search the part in quotes to find one.
     
  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Unless it's a MacBook air. This is the one current line without optical output.
     
  4. apomarinov thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answers! So can you light me up on whats going on here, in terms of convertion or.. whatever it is :eek:
    I believe this is the cable
    How I see it is, since APlotdevice said it wouldnt work on a macAir the mini toslink wouldn`t be going in the headset jack, the toslink would go in the miniDP and the mini toslink in the input of the decoder?
     

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