S/PDIF Speakers on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tee.Nutter, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Tee.Nutter macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have any experience on using speakers with a S/PDIF input, if so do they works okay with the iMac? I have the following speakers Creative MegaWorks THX 2.1 250D

    I am aware that the iMac has a "optical digital audio" output, so in theory they should work, just wondering if anyone has any experience of it.
     
  2. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    It's a standard TOSLINK protocol output using a mini-toslink plug. It'll play to any external DAC you like.

    That said, I would use a stand-alone DAC for highest sound quality, not one integrated with a pair of cheezy creative speakers.
     
  3. Tee.Nutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's just for the iMac, no real need for a stand alone system.

    I would't use the iMac for games or TV, have a games console and TV for with a decent set of speakers for that.

    I just wanted to find out if my existing computer speakers work with my iMac, how every cheesy they are, still gonna be better than the inbuilt ones on the iMac!
     

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