simple decoder box - dolby optical to individual audio channels

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tootlek, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Tootlek macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
    I have an 8 core 28ghz x2, 2gig ram leopard 10.5.2

    I also have a pro surround sound set of speakers with xlr inputs. Each speaker has its own built in amp and is powered from the mains.

    I dont have a decoder but dont want to buy one with amps as I dont need them.

    Is there a simple convertor box which I can hook up to the optical audio output on the 8 core so that when I play dvds it will decode the 2 optical tracks and spit out the 6 individual audio channels so I can route them into my 5 speakers and sub?

    All I lack equipment wise is the decoder for Dolby sound off dvds or from divx and mp4 formats and other video which has a ac3 audio track
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    You could look at the Griffin Firewave. It's on a discontinuation blowout at the Griffin site. I don't know what it would mean for support though.
  3. toke lahti macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2007
    Helsinki, Finland
    I have Creative's DDTS-100. Not very Hi-Fi, with higher volumes you can hear some noise, but pretty good price/quality ratio.

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