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Hi everyone, I'm brand new to mac-forum so forgive me if I write in the wrong forum etc.
I was wondering if there is an easy and free (or at least cheap) way to change the out-put of my imac to 5.1. surround.
I have a 27" imac 2.66 intel core i5, 4gb ddr3 and I use a Logitec X-530 which doesn't have an optical connection. I searched the forum and the net. The only way seems to be to change the speakers or get an external sound card.

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The sound card is probably the cheapest way. You could try this:

Convert an optical audio signal to 6 discrete analog RCA audio signals SPDIF & Stereo also - 5.1 & 7.1 AUDIO SWITCHER

That's about the cheapest you're going to find a converter.

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As you probably already know, your Mac is perfectly capable of outputting OPTICAL 5.1 surround, but since you don't have an optical connection I would guess Bob's right as usual.
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Hi,
Thanks guys. I think for the price I'm probably better off selling my speakers and get a new set with optical output. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a proper audio setup for my mac? (Amplifier, sound card for recording also and speakers?)
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