LOGITECH X-530 5.1 Speaker System - no sound + (look for full info)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by polo3400, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. polo3400 macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Location:
    Behind you!
    #1
    so ive plugged the right, left, bass, and center in but the front right has 3 jacks coming out of it, i only have 2 jack ports on my imac!!! what do i do????:confused::confused::confused: ( green, orange-ish, black are the 3 colours of the jacks )
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    #2
  3. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Location:
    Behind you!
    #3
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    #4
    Did you read that other thread? The answer is there.
     
  5. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Location:
    Behind you!
    #5
    i really cant see it :cool: can you please post it? thanks :rolleyes:
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    #6
    Click this link and your browser will take you that thread and you can read it. :)
     
  7. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Location:
    Behind you!
    #7
    i can see the link i just physically cant find the info im looking for
     
  8. DewGuy1999, Dec 25, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2010

    DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    #8
    I don't have any first hand experience with this, but I've read about it. Okay, this is a very basic explanation to use a 5.1 speaker system with a Mac you have to use Digital Optical Out (called TOSLink by Sony). This requires a Digital Optical cable, they're different from analog audio cables. The Digital Optical cable connects from the Mac to a 5.1 device, like a home theater receiver, etc. and then your speakers are connected to that device. The 5.1 device takes the digital signal and breaks it down into the individual channels and converts it to analog to go to the different speakers. The last message in that thread has a link to an external sound card can also be used for this purpose. As I understand it without a Digital Optical cable and a 5.1 device your speakers are not usable as 5.1 speakers (see edit below) with your iMac.

    Edit:

    Okay I just looked at Logitech's web site and you can download the manual here:

    Manuals for the X-530 Speaker System

    From page 3 of the above manual:

    2-channel sound card: Connect the green plug from the audio input cable to the “line out” jack on your sound card. Do not use the black or orange plugs. With a 2-channel sound card you will not hear sound from the rear speakers.
     
  9. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Location:
    Behind you!

Share This Page