Outputting 5.1 SS from MBPr to speakers

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  1. Rlnplehshalo macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a late 2013 15" Macbook Pro retina and I'm pretty sure its capable of outputting 5.1 channel surround sound however here lies my problem. I am going to buy the 'Logitech Z906 Surround 5.1' speaker system in the coming weeks or days so does anybody know if and how I could connect THESE particular speakers to the macbook pro and output the full 5.1 channels and not virtual?

    Thanks.
     
  2. headphonia macrumors newbie

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    The optical (toslink) output of the rMBP should give you true 5.1 channel support with that speaker set.
     
  3. Rlnplehshalo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok good to hear, what cables and/or adapters would I need seeing as there is no optical port on the macbook?
     
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  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Correct! That's why I posted THAT cable, which does come with the adapter that you need.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Yep, but for me, that adapter is additional and unnecessary interface/coupling surface for light to cross. So I'd take a special cable with 3.5mm Mini-Toslink on one end, without any detacheable small parts.
     

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