MBP audio output

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hovitos-way, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. hovitos-way macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2007

    I am using my mac to watch some videos on and have it connected to my tv. That works without a problem and the video quality is great.
    I am having a problem outputting the audio though. I realise that the DVI output on my MBP carries only video and so intended to output audio from the headphone port to my 5.1 audio system. The only problem I have is that the 5.1 audio system doesn't seem to have a digital input (at least I think thats what its called). Could someone give me advice on how to get the sound out please? I have attached a picture of the inputs on my subwoofer.

    Ps: I am right in saying that if I have a file that has 'DTS audio' on it then it will give me 5.1 surround sound from my MBP right?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    What it looks like you have are Multi-channel analog inputs on your subwoofer. You would need something in between to convert the audio so that it gets split up and distributed over those 6 RCA inputs. Either that, or you could just get a headphone to RCA stereo cable and plug it into the front L/R ports. You'll just get stereo sound, not 5.1.

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