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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 16, 2008
    5.1 Surround Sound capability?
    Hey everyone,

    please bare with me, i'm quite the noob when it comes to mac, as this is my first mac ever.

    anyhow, I have a 5.1 Logitech Z5500 surround sound system, however, I noticed I was not getting the surround sound quality since there is only a headphone jack to the MBP. I was wondering if there is anyway to make my mac capable of handling 5.1 surround sound.

    thanks in advance

    - michael

  2. #2

    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Central Florida
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    Are you using a Digital Optical cable?
    masakatsu agatsu


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    Henvan20's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    2x 2.4GHz MBP. 1x old school Mac Mini.
    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    You need to use a SPDIF cable in order to get surround sound. More specifically, a mini optical to toslink cable, like this one:

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jun 15, 2007
    i use the surround sound.
    -you will not see any any mention in the os till you plug the cable in . even then just not alot of adjustments. a Few times i posted here what 5.1 settings apple impliments but not alot of knowledge.
    -nice if there was an app to stream the 5.1 audio to a base station via wifi. lots of stero situations tho.

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