Mac Pro audio output question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by afkiller, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. afkiller macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Hello, I will buy a Mac Pro today but I have one doubt.

    Now I have these speakers, Creative ProGamer G500, but only have 3 input cables (green, black and orange) without optical input.
    ¿Can I use my speakers in 5.1 mode with the MacPro? (I will probably run Windows, because I will put a Geforce 8800GTS for playing)

  2. liscio macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Waterloo, ON
    I'm pretty sure they won't work without an optical input. The Mac Pro has only one line-out port.

    More than anyone really needs to know about default Mac audio ports here:

    If you're stuck on those speakers, this might be just what you need (on Mac OS X):

    One of the external Sound Blaster devices might be an alternative to the above for Windows (and possibly works fine on the Mac, too).

    Hope this helps,


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