Running more than 2 speakers off Airport Express?

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

  1. ShaunC macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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