i am 5.1 times Disappointed

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  1. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    can someone please tell some company to FINALLY make a 5.1 COMPATIBLE USB :eek::eek::eek: Soundcard ... which is OSX compatible... :(:(

    thank you...



    I want to Watch Movies with Surround sound but my Unibody Won't let me :(
     
  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    Can't say I've ever tried it, but I thought the optical out on the minijack would do 5.1?
     
  3. finnschi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But ... Do you know how much a 5.1 set cost that has optical in? :mad: I alerady have a VERY decent 5.1 but its old ... so no optical in :mad:
     
  4. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    bout $245 from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002WPSBC

    Don't tell me you can't pony up $245 after that MB and 16GB iPhone :rolleyes:
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Do you have digital coax in or only analog RCA/minijack inputs?
     
  6. finnschi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my sound system is quiet old, it has a huege amplifier, and everything and only takes RCA input, the sound quality on that speakers is AMAZING , retail price was about 5000€ back in the day, but its half as old as me ... so no digital stuff whatshowever!! :eek: , I don't feel like spending 200+ for some ****** sound system if I already have a VERY DECENT Surround sound system , it takes input for Front/Rear/Center
     
  7. finnschi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I Could but then I would loose my awesome sound system i alerady have wich was like 5000€ :eek:
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Time to shop around for a most likely very expensive Digital-Analog Converter (DAC) that will take optical in, and output RCA analog.
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Cheapest way would be buying a second-hand 5.1 receiver with pre-outs.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Good point, the only issue there is that may not have the sound output quality of the OP's 5000 euro system...
     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Therefore the pre-outs. Just use it as a DAC. Its bound to be as good as most $100 sound cards.
     
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  13. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Ohh right. My misunderstanding :eek:
     
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