iMac with surround sound speakers?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jinx1181, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. jinx1181 macrumors newbie

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    I know I'm not the only audiophile here, but I'm wondering what types of speakers are people using with the current iMacs? The built in ones are just not that great for my needs, but I'm not sure what connections, if any, are available to hook up a 5.1 speaker set such as this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121120

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    You will need a mini-TOSLINK to TOSLINK cable for optical audio. Any 5.1 system with TOSLINK input will work.
    The system you linked to appears to have an optical-in port, so it should work.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    I'm planning on getting the Bose Companion 3 speakers soon hopefully. I heard them at BestBuy and sound pretty nice. Dont really care for 5.1 sound since I dont watch movies on my Mac.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Put your money elsewhere and get some nicer speakers for less money.
     
  5. jinx1181 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies guys, forgot to add if anyone knows what type of sound card do the iMacs have? Is it just integrated on the chipset?
     

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