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74YLOR3k
07-16-2006, 02:45 PM
I own a set of Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers. I really do not wish to purchase a whole new set of speakers for my yet to arrive macbook because of its one minijack. the only interface for the speakers is three mini cables which would usually plug into a pc soundcard. is there any kind of adapter to convert the three cables into one for the macbooks port?

snoslicer8
07-18-2006, 01:26 AM
I own a set of Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers. I really do not wish to purchase a whole new set of speakers for my yet to arrive macbook because of its one minijack. the only interface for the speakers is three mini cables which would usually plug into a pc soundcard. is there any kind of adapter to convert the three cables into one for the macbooks port?



There is a semi-new soundcard out by Griffin that I believe offers the outputs you are requiring.
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/firewave/more.php
The other option you have is to use an adapter that would split the macbook's optical digital output signal into analog outputs...but I dunno what you would use for that.

coach_z
07-18-2006, 01:28 AM
there is a solution to your answer but i dont remember the name of it, hopefully someone can remember it
-chris

JKrouth
07-18-2006, 02:12 AM
Im not sure about exactly what your talking about but maybe this would help...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7385466&type=product&id=1122654484359

*edit* or maybe something from here...

http://www.creative.com/products/welcome.asp?category=1

74YLOR3k
07-18-2006, 08:15 PM
There is a semi-new soundcard out by Griffin that I believe offers the outputs you are requiring.
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/firewave/more.php
The other option you have is to use an adapter that would split the macbook's optical digital output signal into analog outputs...but I dunno what you would use for that.
thanks guys the product from griffin was precisely what I was looking for

bil2k
07-27-2006, 08:29 AM
I have Klipsch Promedia 5.1 ultras that hooks up the same way as 74YLOR3k's speakers. A few related questions when using that Griffin sound card:



Will iDVD play in 5.1 ?
Will iTunes upmix the stereo signal and feed it to the rear? ie, Stereo X 2