Question about external speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tdx, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. tdx macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I'm really happy with my new MBP but I have a question about connecting external speakers to it.

    I'm planning on getting M-Audio's LX4 5.1 speakers, since they're perfect for my needs (work and movie watching). The problem is that they only have 1/4 jack inputs.

    So, is there any way to connect these to the MBP and still get 5.1 sound?

    What kind of cables/adapters do I need?

  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
  3. tdx thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Right, I had read this and it basically says that I need 1/4 jack inputs that the MBP doesn't have. If this was a PC i'd just get a soundblaster external soundcard which has the right outputs, but they don't have one for Mac. So I was wondering if anyone has another solution.
  4. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Durham, NC
  5. tdx thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Thanks, this is what I was looking for. Now i dont want to push my luck, but any chance there is a similar device that also works with XP so i can use it in bootcamp?

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