Mac Mini Audio Output Suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DarkNetworks, May 10, 2008.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    Hi, I'm planning on purchasing a 42" LCD TV and would like to hook it up with my Mini. I'm currently leaning towards for; Video Output: DVi to HDMI from my Mini to the TV. As far as I know I'll need to output Audio via the Microphone Jack as a DVi to HDMI doesn't carry Audio. I'm not sure as to what type of Audio cable to go for in order to achieve the best quality. I'm currently using a regular 3.5mm - Male to Male connector and the output isn't really that great. Any suggestions to alternatives? Thanks in advance!
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    The best is to use an optical cable (Toslink) with a mini plug on one end. Connect it to any receiver with an optical input and you'll have digital audio.
  3. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    Yep, optical audio is the best you'll get out of the Mini.

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