iMac and 5.1

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Josh Kahane, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    #1
    Hi

    Im looking at getting an iMac soon and wondered how i would go about connecting my surround sound system to it. The only connection i have on the system is red and white coaxial cables. However i want the sound to be 5.1. Even if it just splits it (and doesn't go real surround). Any help much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #2
    Red and white coax inputs? Not red and white RCA inputs? Unless you have optical input, you can't get digital audio (e.g., 5.1) on your system from a Mac. What decoding algorithms does your receiver have (e.g., Dolby Pro Logic)?
     
  3. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

    carlosbutler

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    London City
    #3
    what you can do is get a 3.5mm to left/right female audio splitter. that way you can then connect the speakers to the splitter and thats that.

    i am surprised that the logitech system doesnt have 3.5mm in, that would be easier and best quality as i believe you can somehow get 5.1 from it if its a special one with three black rings (which ive seen, although i dont know where from)
     

Share This Page