PS3 Toslink to Mac LineIn to FireWave

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by akhan360, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. akhan360 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    Hi, everyone

    I was just wondering if I'm getting true 5.1 surround sound audio with the following setup. The audio settings have been changed in the PS3.

    PS3 > Toslink Cable > Mac Mini Line In > LineIn (Software) > FireWave > 5.1 Speakers (Logitech X-530)

    Am I getting 5.1 surround sound audio, or just 2-channel audio?

    Thanks in advance!!!
  2. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Probably. Check your Audio MIDI Setup (/Applications/Utilities) just to be sure the Mac is passing the 5.1 to the Firewave instead of downmixing it. Perhaps there is a test movie or sound file you can access on the PS3 to make sure all the speakers are getting independent streams?

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