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Member Since: Oct 25, 2010
Location: Las Vegas
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Mac Specs: 2009 MacBook Pro 15" - 2013 iMac 3.4GHz quad-core i7, Fusion Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX

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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but the links here are dead. I also have a a early 2013 27" iMac and would like to get 5.1 sound, preferably straight to speakers (i.e. not HDMI through a receiver). Thought about using the optical-out but apparently that a decoder is needed and I can't find one that isn't a cheapie made in China (anyone??).

Next thought was to get this Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1, but at the bottom it says "Dolby Digital Live encoding not available for Mac OS". Not sure what that means. A YouTube video of something similar (no-name) stated that movies from iTunes would not play 5.1 but most other apps do OK. Movies on iTunes is the main reason I want 5.1 so that concerns me.

Any one using the Sound Blaster with suggestions and/or recommendations?
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