Running more than 2 speakers off Airport Express?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShaunC, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. ShaunC macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2008
    When recently purchasing my first macbook I also bought myself the airport express as it seamed like the easiest compromise to keeping my old desktops 5.1 computer speakers i have and yet remaining wireless.

    However I'm struggling to find any sort of adapter out there that will give me the 3 audio ports I need. I thought it would be easy tracking one down as its both an optical and stereo output on the A.E but I cant seam to find one.

    anybody got any solutions??

    having 5.1 audio isn't a priority, just so that they all work is.

    Cheers, ShaunC
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    The Express won't stream 5.1 anyway, audio is sent to it in 2.0 encrypted Apple Lossless. The most you could do is maybe a mini-jack stereo splitter to feed the fronts and backs. There's no good way to feed center/LFE unless there are actual center/LFE channels going in, so...
  3. ShaunC thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2008
    cheers, yeah its frustrating because at the minute i have 3 out of 5 speakers sat around basically gathering dust

    is there anyway of improving the delay on airfoil? its pretty usless when it comes to youtube etc

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