Smallish USB 5.1 sound card?

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  1. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Hi all,

    I've had a 5.1 surround sound system for ages using a windows USB sound card (Philips) and basically its not very mac-friendly and isn't compatible.

    Is there a Mac alternative? Preferably in a smallish dongle size as I'm buying a MBP to use as my main system soon.

    Its the ones with 3 wires (green, black and orange).

    Thanks all!
     
  2. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

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  3. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Someones gotta know of one that exists out there :eek:
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Google?

    This seemed promising, search terms "5.1 usb mac"
     
  5. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did search Google (thats the first thing I always do) however a US retailer is useless to someone in the UK ;)

    I just really need recommendations. I cant believe there is no decent 5.1 USB or firewire soundcard that is mac compatible and sold in the UK!
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Doesn't the audio output already support 5.1? Correct me if Im wrong, I have no idea, but I just keep hearing about digital/analog being combined in the audio output jack..
     
  7. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If it is you must need some kind of special adapter as 5.1 uses 3 plugs :confused:
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It does not. You need a external sound card.
     

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