Volume controler on OPTICAL ????

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by colour, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. colour macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    My set up consists of a MACBOOK PRO 2011 with a toslink cable connected to a Panasonic home 5.1 stereo system.

    It works perfectly, the sound is great but the only thing I don't like is that i cant control the volume the volume control is disabled when the toslink cable is plugged in.

    Is there software or something that i would be able to control volume in OSX when the toslink cable is plugged in and using my speakers which are 4 meters away
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    This is not possible unfortunately. It's up to your receiver to deal with volume when using the optical output. It's just the way it works.

    EDIT : Spoke to soon. Maybe this workaround can help.
  3. ZenFire macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Hong Kong
    No its not the way it works

    I have been running a Toslink to the DAC to the amp for a year no problem with volume control keys or slider.

    Then I install a new drive and start over with Lion, and with wire out is fine, with Toslink out no controls...

    What gives?

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