MBP to 5.1 Speakers?

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  1. Whits macrumors member

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    Is it possible to connect my Macbook Pro (17in sept '07) to a 5.1 surround system? (and actually get 5.1 audio)

    The speakers are Logitech Z-5500 series.

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    (There's also a basic stereo aux input on the side)
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    More specifically the optical input on the digital part.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Haha, and then you have to flip the switch. Sleep time...
     
  5. Whits thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    And how does the TOSlink connect to the Macbook? EDIT: Got it, seems to just connect to the normal headphone jack.

    I've also come across the Griffin Firewave (discontinued). There's a few on eBay, would this be better or worse quality?
     
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    Go to apple.com store and search for mini to toslink cable.
     
  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, use the optical port. But don't use Quicktime, it's a piece of junk for digital audio. Get Plex or XBMC.
     

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