late 2013 imac/logitech z550 help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rud3Bwoy, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

    Rud3Bwoy

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    so this is my first imac got the 27 coming monday love my speakers but how could one use them with his imac?what cable etc?

    also anything else i should buy for my imac as i have a 100 gift card to be used?

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    just did research saying it has optical i didn't notice that but can someone confirm thanks
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Digital output is through the headphone jack via a mini-toslink.

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    You then use a regular toslink optical cable.
     
  3. Rud3Bwoy thread starter Suspended

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    so i need to buy this?i already have an optical cable
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes. $8 at Best Buy. $1 on eBay if you want to wait 3 or 4 weeks.
     
  5. Rud3Bwoy thread starter Suspended

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    alright thanks will check it out at best buy
     
  6. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    lol and then it is hit and miss whether it will work, and if it does, for how long?

    i would stick with best buy :cool:
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Its just a piece of plastic and likely identical to what BB sells. Monoprice sells the same thing for $0.89 and I would trust them with my left kidney when it comes to cables and adapters. Best Buy charges $8 because its there, in the store. Otherwise its the same thing.

    Probably not great for constant plugging/unplugging or travel, but OP don't need that.
     
  8. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    fair point - i think it is the apple snob inside me that expects things so cheap must have a higher propensity to fail!
     

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