[UK] Best external 5.1 sound solution for macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheSVD, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

    TheSVD

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    Hey guys, i am begining to want 5.1 surround sound on my macbook pro.
    Now i have searched other threads and the majority of these suggest toslink etc.
    What i need is an external soundcard, not bothered what it connects by, which can provide me with analog 5.1 (3 different cables - front, rear, center/sub..) in both windows and mac os x.
    Does such a thing exist?
    I also but [UK] because if i am going to get linked to a site to purchase it from, i need it to be in the UK.
    Thanks guys :)
     
  2. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    I think there are few is any that have drivers for os x. Try looking at the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX.
     
  3. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    Doesn't work with windows
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    What kind of speakers will you be using? What's your budget?

    Which is discontinued; not to say you can't find it used or refurbished.
     
  5. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TheSVD

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    well i dont really want to spend more than 50 quid, i know this is a low budget but you can get external 5.1 cards for windows dirt cheap!
    Andd im just going to be using my floorstanders as the front and another set of speakers as the rear and the sub/center.
     

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