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    iMac 24" and 5.1 speakers
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    iMac 24" and 5.1 speakers
    I have a new 24" iMac and was going to hook up my logitech z5500 up to it and see that it only has the headphone jack output for sound and not a optical outlet. If i just run a 3.5mm line from the headphone jack to my logitech control module will that equal to the 5.1 sound? If not then what do i need to do to get it there?

    Thanks in advance

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    iMac 24" and 5.1 speakers
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    you need a cable like this or an adapter like this.

    that jack on the iMac is optical as well
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    iMac 24" and 5.1 speakers
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    you can have 5.1 sound meaning that you will have sound coming from 5 speakers and 1 sub, but it will not sound the same, or have the same quality as the speaker was intended to be heard.

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    iMac 24" and 5.1 speakers
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    What idrinorbarsaku is saying, you won't have 5.1 sound, you'll have stereo sound, using all the speakers.

    If you get the optical cable then you will have surround sound.
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    iMac 24" and 5.1 speakers
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    Ill get one of those ordered. Thanks again for the info to you all

    iMac 24" 2.66 Ghz
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    iPhone 3G S on T-Mobile: MMS and Internet Tethering
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