sound on a power book

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by me2621a, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. me2621a macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2005
    hi im new to mac and i am considering buying a powerbook 15inch 1.67ghz.
    i recently purchased a set of 5.1 seround sound speakers.
    i know for PC notebooks they make mini pci sound cards that allow a system to support 5.1 seround sound.
    my question is there a piece of equipment out there that can do the same thing on a powerbook.
  2. Patch^ macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2005
    Great Britain
    im not too sure. but if the speakers have an optical audio jack, it might work, but tht might be just for the 17" Powerbook.

    best have a look at the technial specifications on apples site for the powerbook
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    The 17" PowerBook has both optical in and out, and will support 5.1 from capable Apps like the DVD player.

    If you don't want a 17" (why not???) then you'll need an external interface of which there are many.

    Check out the digital interface spec on your receiver and then search for a system that talks to it.

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