nMP to Logitech Speakers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Rich.Cohen, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Rich.Cohen macrumors regular

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    My nMP just came! :):)

    However in all my research I didn't think about connecting it to my existing speakers. These were high-end Logitech surround sound speakers when I bought them 5 years ago. They were (and are still) connected to my oMP with an optical audio cable. The nMP does not seem to have such a connection. Any suggestions about how to bridge this gap?
     
  2. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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  3. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I'm assuming he already has a toslink cable. ;)

    My adaptor is on the way.
     
  4. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    For sure, I just don't like ugly adapters. :)
     
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I may need a new cable anyway. The speakers are for my TV (which is now monitor #3) and I'm not sure it will reach from the nMP
     
  6. Rich.Cohen, Jan 29, 2014
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    Rich.Cohen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was confused. From the size of the connector on the nMP I thought I was looking at a simple headphone jack. Now checking the specs I see it is both an electrical headphone jack and an optical connection. It looks like your $0.87 plug is all I need!

    I just checked. It looks like my 2010 MacBook Pro has the same connector. I never knew! Thanks for the help and the education.
     
  7. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    The 2010 MBP has a combined digital/analog mini jack but I don't believe it's optical though.
     
  8. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you? My 2006 MacBook, 2008 Unibody MBP and mid-2013 rMBP all have the 3.5mm analog+mini-TOSLINK combo jack. (The former 2 machines had the advantage of sporting a similar analog/digital input as well!)
    It says so even in the System Info!
    So the only thing you need is the matching cable:
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  9. theluggage macrumors 68030

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    Its optical. It's an electrical mini jack socket for analogue with an optical emitter hidden behind it for digital. You need a 'TosLink to Mini Optical' optical cable - one end looks like a plastic mini-jack plug with the fibre optics at its tip, the other end is the more familiar, square-ish SPDIF connector. They're widely available.

    (the previous poster, priitv8 has a fancy cable with metal tips which doesn't help the 'its optical' argument - but it is. Hope he didn't get charged a ridiculous price for all that non-functional bling!)
     
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