iMac with surround sound speakers?

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

  1. jinx1181 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    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:

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    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


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Put your money elsewhere and get some nicer speakers for less money.
  5. jinx1181 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    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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