Is there an optical audio out on an iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joepic, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. joepic macrumors member

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    I've read places that there was. I'm talking about the Toslink cable... is this true?
     
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  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, all macs ship with optical. You need a miniplug for the mac.
     
  5. joepic thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, the reason I'm asking is because I googled it already (for gods sake) and it says there is, but it looks like a normal audio jack... so I was a little confused..

    some of you, thanks for the help
     
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    its a 3.5mm and a Mini Digi Opti, its dual purpose, and works amazingly well! :apple:
     
  7. joepic thread starter macrumors member

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    So do I need an adapter? Because I have a regular Toslink cable...
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Ah, I take it you've never seen that type of jack before (dual purpose - analog and digital in one). Sony had them in their CD players at least a year before the iPod was out. Usually jacks with them have a white ring so you know it's also optical.

    If your toslink is square then yes, you need a toslink to mini optical adapter. Dirt cheap on Amazon.com
     

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