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MacBook Pro - Planning to buy creative 5.1 speaker system


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Hi All,
I have 15inch MAc Book PRO.its 2.2Gh/2GB/120/SD/GLOSSY.

Now i am searching for good speaker system to connect to my mac Book Pro....i am interested in 5.1 sorround system....

after doing some research ,i found CREATIVE INSPIRE P5800 speakers are good to my requirements.

you can see the specs of this here:

Product Features
-72 watts RMS, 115 watts total system power
-Powerful 18-watt center satellite to match the cinematic audio requirements of the latest games and movies
-Wooden subwoofer with a large 5.25-inch long-throw driver and a flared port
-Auxiliary input for listening to MP3 and music players while gaming
-CMSS upmix switch for 5.1 surround sound from 4-channel surround cards

Requirements:

PC or Mac (desktop or notebook) with four-channel or 5.1 audio outputs

http://us.creative.com/products/prod...ct=10596&nav=3


PLease let me know whether it is compatible with mac book pro or not....

Thanks
Neevan
(please add "yes" if i can buy or "NO" if you suggest me to go for 2.1)
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Creative came out with those 3 years ago. Any new ones that are around have been sitting in someone's warehouse for at least 2 years.

Would suggest maybe looking at their current speakers in that price range, the T6100.

Here is Creatives current line-up of speakers - link.

Can't give you any help as to how good or not they'll be. Look for reviews, try amazon maybe.

Creative is infamous for not telling you in their specs what inputs are available on their speaker systems.

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MBP only has 2.1 Channel Sound card output..
To use full 5.1 channels u'll also need external sound card.

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MBP only has 2.1 Channel Sound card output..
To use full 5.1 channels u'll also need external sound card.
You only need to get an external sound card if your receiver/speakers only have analog input.

If you use digital toslink (optical) output, it will output via 5.1 and does support Dolby Digital and DTS. If you are using DVD Player, you may need to enable this in DVD Player prior to inserting the disk.

This is why I mentioned above about Creative not specifying which inputs are available on their speakers. If you want 5.1, you really need to invest in speakers with available optical in to avoid the need for an external sound card.

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