Look for some toslink to RCA jack converter

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  1. victan7300 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, this is my first post and I give out my first greeting to you.

    I would like to find some device that can convert the toslink from my macbook or macmini to 3 RCA jacks (typical audio jacks for PC speakers) for my old 5.1 speaker system got from my cousin, it seemed to be a waste that I cannot use it because it is still at very good condition.

    Can someone advice what I should buy, thank you.

    Sorry for my bad english.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You don't need a toslink cable, you need the standard headphone jack to RCA cable.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Except you lose 5.1 that way, since you're only grabbing the analog output. I found some Alpine references on a search, but those are several hundred dollars.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Aren't RCA analog?
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yeah, but I found some devices that would split up the toslink to the 5.1 analog connections. Weird stuff..
     
  6. victan7300 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I need something like this, do you remember the model?

    Thank you.
     
  7. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    TOSLINK is a digital connection. RCA or miniplugs are analog connections. You would have to have a D/A converter to be able to handle this.

    Your best bet is getting real speakers and an AV receiver.
     
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  9. victan7300 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it is a old fashsioned 5.1 speaker system, with analog plugs. That all the speakers are connected to the subwoofer, and there is a few wires (three pairs of RCA) designed to connect to the audio out. I have bought some RCA to minijack wires, but I don't know if there is any toslink adapter afterwards. Thank you.
     

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