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Connecting Stereo and Computer speakers to IMac


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Hello.

I have a new 24" IMac that I want to hook to my stereo along with have computer speakers. The stereo is in the basement. I have a 3.5mm mini splitter to split the signal to 2 sources. My question is can I run my Bose companion speakers from 1 port(analog), and use a Mini to Toslink(digital) from the other port? I know I can plug a mini to toslink directly into the headphone port and then to my stereo for digital sound, but will it send audio to the Bose(analog) and my stereo(digital) simultaneously via a splitter?

I know I can do it via an Airport Express, but I have a Linksys WRT54G router and I have heard they take some work to get working together. Plus if I can do it with a cable it will be cheaper.

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Update.

I called Apple and they said it would work. I have not tried it yet, but I will let you know when I do how it sounds.
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I doubt this will work. Apple's headphone jack supports both, and I'm not sure of any splitter that will split to both analog and digital signals. You could split to two analog signals, or possible two digital signals, but highly doubt you can split to a both signals.

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I went ahead and just hooked it up analog to both. It was way cheaper since I already had the cables. So I do not know it it will work or not.
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